2011 Meeting Minutes

  

 

December 20, 2011

            The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session December 20, 2011, in the Miner County Courthouse.  Members present:  Heath Thompson, Voni Durant, Don Bowman, Pat Maroney and Roger Wentland.  Absent:  none.  Chairman Thompson called the meeting to order.  The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

            Motion by Wentland, seconded by Durant and carried to approve the agenda as amended.  The minutes of the December 6th meeting were approved. 

            Commissioners received a thank you card from the Green Valley Hard to Beat 4-H Club. 

            The commission adjourned as a board of commissioners and reconvened as a Zoning Board acting as a board of adjustments. 

            A hearing was held to consider an application for a variance from the zoning ordinance from Shane & Trace Davids to locate a building closer to the road than allowed by zoning regulations in Lots 1-5 inc. of Lot 8 & all of Lot 9 Acre Property, SW ¼ 3-106-58, Fedora. 

Following consideration of oral testimony in support of the application, it was moved by Bowman, seconded by Durant and carried the Findings that follow be approved. 

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA)                                            BEFORE THE MINER COUNTY

                                                            : SS                              BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

COUNTY OF MINER               )

 

 

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF    )

                                                                                    )                       FINDINGS

SHANE & TRACE DAVIDS FOR A VARIANCE            )

 

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FINDINGS

I

That the applicant, Shane & Trace Davids, have made an application for a variance to locate a building closer to the road than allowed by zoning regulations in the SW ¼ 3-106-58, in Miner County, South Dakota, and that they are the owner of record thereof.

II

That the proposed use of said realty is specifically prohibited by the zoning ordinance without applicant first obtaining a variance, for which he has applied and paid the applicable fee.

III

That upon said application, notice of hearing was given as required by the Miner County Zoning Ordinance by mailing to the adjoining landowners and by publication.

IV

That hearing upon said application was held on December 20, 2011, in the Commissioners’ Room of the Miner County Courthouse.

V

That applicant, Shane Davids, appeared in person.

VI

That no person appeared in opposition to granting the variance.

VII

That a presentation in support of said variance and testimony on behalf of said variance was received at the hearing and that no testimony regarding concerns for the granting of the variance was received at the hearing.

NOW, THEREFORE, that application, testimony at the hearing all having been considered, it is the FINDING of the Miner County Board of Adjustment that the application of Shane & Trace Davids for a variance be approved to allow locating a building closer to the road than allowed by zoning rules for the following reasons:

1)         That the Miner County Board of Adjustment is empowered under Section 506 to grant the variance and that the requirements of the zoning ordinance regarding a variance have been met by the applicant.

2)         That the Miner County Board of Adjustment is able to make the applicable findings required by Section 506 of the ordinance, which are considered prerequisite to the granting of a variance.

VIII

That the Board of Adjustment vote upon approval of such application was five in favor thereof and none opposed thereto.

It is, therefore, ORDERED that said application be approved.

Dated this 20th  day of December, 2011.

                                                            Patrick Maroney, Chairman

                                                            Miner County Board of Adjustment

 

Attest:  Susan Connor, Secretary

            The board adjourned as a board of adjustments and reconvened as a board of commissioners. 

            Bill Perrine representing the Town of Canova informed the board of the process for renewing the town’s rubble site.  Motion by Wentland, seconded by Durant and carried that the county does not have any concerns with the town’s renewal of their rubble site permit.

            Highway superintendent Ron Krempges requested level increases for various highway employees.  Motion by Durant, seconded by Wentland and carried to grant the following level raises as recommended by Krempges:  Grant Stevens from level 6 to level 7, Darwin Callies from level 3 to level 4, and Diane Rentz from level 6 to level 7.  Krempges also reviewed graveling projects, spring thaw load limits and other highway matters.

            Motion by Maroney, seconded by Wentland and carried to renew the prisoner housing agreements with Charles Mix County-$45/day and Davison County-$75/day. 

            Commissioners reviewed the current volunteer police, fire or ambulance work policy in the current personnel policy.  Motion by Durant, seconded by Bowman and carried to add the following to section 6.3.12 Volunteer Police, Fire  or Ambulance Work  . . . Those employees who serve as volunteer ambulance

personnel shall not receive “on call” ambulance pay for hours in which they are scheduled for work as a Miner County employee.

            Motion by Maroney, seconded by Bowman and carried to sign the 3 year contract law agreement with the City of Howard.

            Welfare Director Gibi Page presented poor relief cases 11-07, 11-08 & 11-09 for consideration.  Motion by Bowman, seconded by Maroney and carried to deny poor relief cases 11-07, 11-08 & 11-09 due to lack of information available to determine residency and eligibility. 

            Brad Stangohr of Ulteig Engineering presented information on the site layout for the elevator project.  He also informed the commission that after reviewing the Vermillion Watershed Basin Study it does not provided adequate elevations to determine changes to the area in question with Lake Thompson residents and Kingsbury County. 

The following quote per gallon (excluding non applicable or refunded tax) based on a constant markup escalator clause was received for fuel for the period of January 1, 2012, through December 31, 2012:  Howard Farmers Coop Association $2.96 unleaded, $2.94 unleaded with ethanol, $3.68 clear #1, $3.38 clear #2, $3.46 dyed #1, $3.16 dyed #2, $3.48 dyed #1 at Carthage shop, $3.18 dyed #2 at Carthage shop.  It was moved by Maroney, seconded by Bowman, and carried (Wentland obstained) to award the purchase of fuel for the period from January 1 to December 31 to Howard Farmers Coop Association with the price being adjusted according the rack prices as of January 1, 2012.

Sherri Matthews of Wellmark presented the county’s renewal rates for employees’ health insurance.  She also reviewed various plans which changed co-insurance, deductibles, and drug coverages.  Commissioners will review other options to control the rising cost of health insurance premiums during their January meetings.

The board entered into executive session to discuss personnel issues at 12:10.  Returned to regular session at 12:14.  

            Claims allowed: 3D Specialties $167.74, A Rifkin Co. $120.22, Boyer Ford Trucks $612.39, Brock White Co $155.18, Butler Machinery Co $426.05, CATCO Parts Service $124.07, Dakota Body Shop $90.00, Dakota Fluid Power, Inc $58.82, Dust-Tex Service $93.68, General Equipment & Supplies $80.44, Howard Farmers Coop $24,628.55, Lankota Custom Truck $168.32, Mac’s Inc $190.73, Matheson Tri Gas, Inc $10.83, Michael Todd & Co $27.21, Mid-American Research $360.79, Karla Neises $258.11, Office Peeps, Inc $4643.89, Postmaster $56.00, Puthoff Repair Sales & Service $2.00, Rafferty-Robbins Drug $41.65, Cora Schwader $305.24, SD Dept of Transportation $263.22, Thomson West $142.50, Toms Hardware Hank $20.45, True North Steel $27,407.35, Wheelco Brake & Supply $388.85, supplies; Alliance Communications $36.39, telephone; Architecture Incorporated $6116.23, architect fees; Queen of Peace $117.80, drug testing; Century Link $93.17, Split Properties $185.72,911 charges; Mike Clary $46.00, Voni Durant $29.60, Gibi Page $25.90, travel; Dakota Body Shop $260.00, Dakota Fluid Power $120.56, Howard Farmers Coop $5.00, Office Peeps, Inc $156.59, Vilas Sales & Service $180.26, repairs; Davison County Jail $1690.00, prisoner care; Interlakes Community Action $416.38, outreach worker; Lammers, Kleibacker & Brown $383.40, Philip Parent $828.40, court appointed attorney; Miner County Treasurer $66.70, Cash Item-postage; Servall Towel & Linen $33.54, rent; Sheehan Mack Sales & Equipment $103,999.00, truck; SD

Dept of Transportation $315.62, contracted maintenance; Thomson West $171.00, law books; Xcel Energy $14.16, electric service;

            The meeting adjourned to December 29, 2011.  Dated this 20th day of December, 2011.

                                                            Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

                                                            Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest:  Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

 



December 6, 2011

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session December 6, 2011, in the Miner County Courthouse. Members present: Heath Thompson, Voni Durant, Don Bowman, Pat Maroney and Roger Wentland. Absent: none. Chairman Thompson called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Motion by Bowman, seconded by Wentland and carried to approve the agenda as amended. The Auditor’s account with the County Treasurer showed a November 30, 2011 balance of $5,402,453.41 in all state, county, civil, school, and trust accounts. The minutes of the November 15th meeting were approved.

Commissioners received thank you cards from Henden Future Farmers & Canova Cowhands 4-H clubs and the F.A.S.T. program.

Zoning Administrator Kay Hageman presented the following plat for consideration.

RESOLUTION 11-26

It was moved by Maroney, seconded by Durant and carried, that the plat described as LOT 1 of POULSON’S ADDITION IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE ¼) OF SECTION THIRTY-ONE (31), TOWNSHIP ONE HUNDRED SIX (106) NORTH, RANGE FIFTY-FIVE (55) WEST OF THE 5TH P.M. IN MINER COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, be approved and accepted by the Board of County Commissioners at its meeting of December 6, 2011 and the county Auditor is hereby instructed to endorse on such plat a copy of this resolution and to certify the same.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

Commissioners reviewed the timeline for the courthouse elevator project. Cost estimates should be available from Henry Carlson Company in January. Motion by Wentland, seconded by Durant and carried to sign the agreement with Ulteig Engineering for civil engineering services associated with the elevator project.

Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges reported on equipment purchases, gravel projects, and other road matters.

Commissioners reviewed the proposed policy change recommended by the Miner County Ambulance Board to pay EVOC drivers to be on call at the same rate as on call volunteer EMTs. They also discussed issues relating to the county’s personnel policy. Further review and action will be taken at the December 20th meeting.

Motion by Maroney, seconded by Bowman and carried to enter into the contract for Juvenile Detention services with Minnehaha County with rates as follows: secure and non-secure detention $145 per day; non-secure detention at the Volunteers of America Dakotas facility $110 per day.

Motion by Maroney, seconded by Wentland and carried to sign the contract for Community Health Nurse services with the SD Department of Health for fiscal year 2012.

Maria Feldhaus reviewed the process for hiring clerical support staff to support her position as 4-H Youth Advisor.

Claims allowed: Commissioners $3533.25; Auditor $6555.45; Treasurer $7201.75; State’s Attorney $3964.75; Custodian $2998.25; Director of Equalization $5355.13; Register of Deeds $6233.66; Veteran Service Office $1011.00; Sheriff $10,847.89; Contract Law Enforcement $3133.50; Welfare $323.84; Public Health Office $1878.08; Ambulance $6808.96; WIC $73.60; Extension $2599.25; Weed $786.45; (includes Wally Jacobson @14.40/hr); Highway $32,282.76, (includes David Laible @$12.57/hr); Dispatch $9871.51 (includes Joey Klinkhammer @13.80); Emergency Management $2192.50. Other Claims: Miner County Bank $7783.51, social security match; Wellmark, $29,945.46, health insurance match; SD Retirement System $5521.50, retirement match; sheriff telephone $90.00; Diane Rentz $9.00, Debbie Eggert $9.00; Jim Krantz $161.00, travel; Alliance Communications $908.22, AT&T Mobility $131.78, telephone; A-OX Welding Supply Co. $45.32, Bierschbach Equip & Supply $630.00, Butler Machinery Co. $205.38, Pat Carmon $26.49, Mike Clary $31.75, Dakotagas Propane $170.10, Debra Eggert $187.18, GCR Tire Centers $3947.43, General Equipment & Supplies $42.96, Great Plains International, Inc $69.71, Homestead Building Supply $11.47, Howard Farmers Coop Assn $1819.02, Lacal Equipment Inc, $579.36, LexisNexis Matthew Bender $345.18, Lyle Signs $256.24, Mid-American Research $784.97, Northern Truck Equipment $315.54, Office Peeps, Inc $59.07, Rafferty-Robbins Drug $13.95, Rusty’s Foodland $108.66, SD Dept of Health $70.00, Sheehan Mack Sales & Equipment $74.96, Spencer Quarries, Inc $2949.06, Sturdevant’s Auto Parts $536.73, Thompson West $197.52, Tom’s Hardware Hank $5.58, Tri State Imp $119.93, Wheelco Brake & Supply $1256.38, supplies; David Skoglund $23,703.70, gravel; Best Western Ramkota $167.98, Kari Jo Carlson $5.18, Cedar Shore Resort $81.95, Michael Connor $6.66, Susan Connor $182.98, Barbara Esser $6.66, Barbara Genzlinger $2.96, Wallace Jacobson $14.00, Ron Krempges $18.00, travel; SD Assn Co Comm $267.53, legal exp relief fund; Davison Co Jail $1755.00, prisoner care; Graham Tire Co. $2733.24, Hard Drive Outlet $474.00, Kieffer Oil $20.00, Klinkhammer Plumbing $40.82, Office Peeps, Inc $105.68, SDN Technologies $187.50, Sturdevant’s Auto Parts $44.00, Howard Farmers Coop $440.20, repairs; Howard City $1239.92, utilities; Miner County Pioneer $213.93, publishing; Miner County Treasurer- Cash Item $224.16-postage; NW Energy & Comm $505.26, gas service; Greg Protsch $900.00, office expense allowance; Rechnagel Construction $64,000.00, contracted maintenance; Santel Communications $55.12, Triotel Communications $177.53, 911 charges; Servall Towel & Linen $112.84, rent; Slowey Court Reporting Service $27.50, mental illness hearing expense; SD Dept of Health Lab $70.00, blood alcohols.

The meeting adjourned to December 20, 2011. Dated this 6th day of December, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

 
 
November 15, 2011

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session November 15, 2011, in the Miner County Courthouse. Members present: Heath Thompson, Voni Durant, Don Bowman, Pat Maroney and Roger Wentland. Absent: none. Chairman Thompson called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Motion by Durant, seconded by Bowman and carried to approve the agenda as amended. The minutes of November 1st meeting were approved.

Michael J. Hubbard of Johnson Controls presented information pertaining to the upgrading of the courthouse heating and cooling systems. Johnson Controls provides services for a design build performance contracting for energy & operational savings. Their company would provide an energy audit and cost savings report for upgrading the heating and cooling systems at the courthouse. Motion by Maroney to sign the memorandum of understanding for Miner County to partner with Johnson Controls in developing and implementing a design-build performance contracting project at no cost to the county for such an exploration phase. Motion died for lack of second.

Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges reviewed equipment repairs, purchases and other road matters.

Director of Equalization Kay Hageman requested to replace the tires on the DOE’s vehicle. Commissioners instructed her to proceed with replacement.

Lake Thompson update: Thompson, Wentland, representatives from Kingsbury County and the SD Department of Environment and Natural Resources met last week to review the Lake Thompson flooding issue.

Kathy Callies president of the Rural Learning Center gave an update on happenings and projects that are currently being handled at the center.

The contract with the City of Howard for law enforcement services was tabled until the December 6th meeting.

Commissioners discussed the request to authorize the payment for EVOC drivers for the ambulance service on an on call basis. This matter will be further reviewed and presented at the December 6th meeting.

Motion by Wentland, seconded by Maroney to establish the method of spending priority as follows: restricted, committed, assigned and unassigned, in that order for all Miner County funds, to comply with GASB Statement 54. Motion carried.

Motion by Maroney, seconded by Bowman to authorize the chairman to sign the form of agreement between Miner County and Henry Carlson Company for construction manager at risk services associated with the elevator project.. Motion carried.

Motion by Maroney, seconded by Wentland to authorize the chairman to sign the cost estimate/proposal from GeoTech Engineering and Testing Services for asbestos survey and lead-based paint testing. Motion carried.

Maroney informed the board that funds which provide the transit bus operated through Interlakes Community Action will be reduced in 2012. Therefore, hours of operation will need to be reduced due to the lack of funding.

A proposal for a potential upgrade of the Miner County website from Factor 360 was discussed. Commissioners approved the upgrade to provide more features for individual offices and secure access.

Motion by Bowman, seconded by Wentland to enter into executive session at 11:21 to discuss personnel issues. Motion carried. Commissioners returned to regular session at 11:26.

Claims allowed: Alliance Communications $938.93, Splitrock Properties $48.90, phone service; Avera Home Medical Equipment $39.00, Avera Queen of Peace $269.80, alcohol & drug testing; Don Bowman $37.74, Robert Calmus $14.00, Voni Durant $29.60, Lanny Klinkhammer $125.13, travel; Boyer Ford Trucks $241.63, Catco Parts Service $13.35, Dust-Tex Service $93.68, Ethan Coop Lumber $6.00, Fastenal Company $275.40, Gall’s Inc $99.98, Great Plains International $49.57, Howard Farmers Coop $15,116.63, supplies, Michael Johnson Construction $1080.90, Kimball Midwest $25.57, McLeod’s Printing & Office Supply $274.19, Office Peeps, Inc. $807.24, Rolling Prairie Grain $3572.40, Rusty’ Foodland $130.78, David Skoglund $21.60, Stamp Fulfillment Services $257.00,Sturdevant’s Auto Parts $649.27, Tee’s Plus $174.55, Tom’s Hardware Hank $18.78, Tractor Salvage $2592.00, Wheelco Brake & Supply $324.63, Wingen’s Garage $550.00, supplies; Kingsbury Co Highway Dept $12,689.87, road materials; Brick Electronics $40.00, Maria Feldhaus $83.50, Howard Auto Clinic $1725.88, Howard Farmers Coop $31.00, Brian Kramer $416.33, Tom Kramer $420.00, Sioux Falls Two Way Radio $209.99, Wingen’s Garage $55.00, repairs; Central Link $93.17, Santel Communications $55.12, Splitrock Properties $185.72, Triotel Communications, Inc $167.53, 911 charges; CNA Surety $189.30, building insurance; Howard City $1435.64, utilities; Interlakes Community Action $416.38, monthly payment; Leadsonline $1188.00, sheriff investigation expense; NW Energy & Comm $54.05, gas service; Servall Towel & Linen $44.98, rent.

The meeting adjourned to December 6, 2011.

Dated this 15th day of November, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 
 
 
November 1, 2011

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session November 1, 2011, in the Miner County Courthouse. Members present: Heath Thompson, Voni Durant, Don Bowman, Pat Maroney and Roger Wentland. Absent: none. Chairman Thompson called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Motion by Maroney, seconded by Bowman and carried to approve the agenda as amended. The Auditor’s account with the County Treasurer showed an October 31, 2011 balance of $5,402,453.41 in all state, county, civil, school, and trust accounts. The minutes of the October 18th meeting were approved.

Motion by Wentland and seconded by Durant to adopt the following resolution.

RESOLUTION 11-25

WHEREAS, insufficient appropriation was made in the 2011 adopted budget for Urban and Rural Development to discharge just obligations of said appropriations; and

WHEREAS, SDCL 7-21-32.2 provides that transfers may be made by resolution of the board from the contingency appropriation established pursuant to SDCL 7-21-6.1 to other appropriations;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the appropriation of $200 be transferred from contingency to Urban and Rural Development budget.

Voting aye: Thompson, Maroney, Bowman, Durant and Wentland. Voting nay: none. Resolution approved this 1st day of November, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

Motion by Bowman, seconded by Wentland and carried to enter into executive session to discuss personnel issues at 9:23. Commission returned to regular session at 9:25.

Commissioners reviewed and approved the grant application for the SD HazMat Emergency Preparedness Planning.

Commissioners Thompson and Wentland gave an update as to the Lake Thompson and Kingsbury County water levels. Thompson and Wentland will meet with Kingsbury commission representatives and officials from the SD DENR on Monday, November 7th to discuss possible solutions to alleviate the water issues.

The contract for law enforcement services with the City of Howard was considered. Commissioners would like further review of the contract with the sheriff’s office, City of Howard and Miner County States Attorney. Further consideration of the contract will take place at the November 15th meeting.

Road Superintendent Ron Krempges requested a clarification of the level raise for Terry Carlson which was granted at the October 18th meeting . Motion by Roger, seconded by Voni and carried to increase Terry Carlson from Level 4 to Level 5 beginning November 6. Krempges also informed the board of the possibility of Homeland Security Funds available for a generator that would be used at the county shop. Concern was voiced as to the heavy loads being hauled on several of the county oil roads.

Ambulance manager Cora Schwader requested that Mike Clary be paid as an on-call EVOC driver for the months of July and August at the same rate as a volunteer EMT. Commissioner will consider this request at the next scheduled meeting.

Claims allowed: Payroll by department: Commissioners $3533.25; Auditor $5484.31; Treasurer $5676.75; State's Attorney $3289.75; Custodian $2450.50; Director of Equalization $3901.25; Register of Deeds $4870.76; Veteran Service Office $711.00; Sheriff $9197.89; Contract Law Enforcement $3008.50; Welfare $294.40; Public Health Office $1567.68; Ambulance $6782.56, Kelli Smith $24.00, Colleen Noid $96.00, Cathy Cavigielli $204.00, Barbara Genzlinger $308.00, Janet Haak $40.00, Kimberly Halverson $24.00, Donna Klinkhammer $540.00, Lanny Klinkhammer $491.50, Rick Olson $228.00, Ashley Callies $40.00, Jay Goldammer $304.00, ambulance attendants; WIC $117.76; Extension $2299.25; Weed $689.25; Highway $29,486.42 (Includes Terry Carlson @$13.80/hr), Dispatch $7244.68; Emergency Management $2067.50. Other Claims: Miner County Bank $6800.62, social security match; Wellmark, $28,463.08, health insurance match; SD Retirement System $4850.74, retirement match; sheriff telephone $90.00; SD Dept of Revenue $1545.00, county nurse payment, Predatory Animal Control Fund $1687.40; Rob Eggert $30.00, Henry Rentschler $10.00, Mike Sebert $10.00, EVOC drivers; AT&T Mobility $133.07, phone service; BestWestern Ramkota Inn $139.50, Robert Calmus $29.04, Voni Durant $14.80, Jim Krantz $3.70, Ron Krempges $18.00, Ramkota Hotel $154.00, travel; Boyer Ford Trucks $651.00, Dakota Fluid Power Inc $1239.57, James Valley Nursery, Inc $234.70, Sioux Falls Two Way Radio $75.00, repairs; SD Dept of Transportation $9113.20, contracted maintenance; Boyer Ford Trucks $330.45, Butler Machinery Co $126.76, Campbell Supply $56.99, Central Business Supply $67.20, Chief $57.78, Diamond Mowers, Inc $96.82, Gillund Enterprises $147.88, Great Plains International $212.58, James River Equipment Co $246.48, Light & Siren $159.95, McLeod’s Printing & Office Supplies $38.40, M.D. Products $113.70, Mid-American Research $50.22, Office Peeps $39.24, Power Promotions $38.05, Rafferty Robbins Drug $2.99, SD Assn of Co Officials $30.00, True North Steel $2196.40, supplies; Davison County Jail $390.00, prisoner care; Danko Emergency Equipment $825.45, pump Miner County Pioneer $264.63, publishing; Miner County Treasurer $91.29, cash item-postage; NW Energy & Comm. $19.75, gas service; Gregory Protsch $900.00, office expense allowance; Servall Towel & Linen $56.42,rent; SD Public Assurance Alliance $30,190.79, liability insurance; Xcel Energy $9.20, electric service.

The meeting adjourned to November 15, 2011. Dated this 1st day of November, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

 

 
 
October 18, 2011

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session October 18, 2011, in the Miner County Courthouse. Members present: Heath Thompson, Don Bowman, Pat Maroney and Roger Wentland. Absent: Voni Durant. Chairman Thompson called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Motion by Maroney, seconded by Wentland and carried to approve the agenda as amended. The minutes of the September 27th and October 4th meetings were approved.

Zoning Administrator Kay Hageman presented the following plat for consideration. Motion by Maroney and seconded by Bowman to approve the following resolution.

RESOLUTION 11-24

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MINER COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, that the plat of LOT C OF SHERMAN’S ADDITION IN THE SOUTH ½ OF THE SW ¼ OF SECTION 1, T 106 N, R 56 W OF THE 5TH P.M., MINER COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, which has been submitted for examination pursuant to law, is hereby approved and the County Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to endorse on such plat a copy of this Resolution and certify the same.

Dated this 18th day of October, 2011.

Heath Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

Thompson informed the board that Ulteig Engineers has been contacted to review the Upper Vermillion River Watershed Study to present a cost estimate to obtain current elevations between 223rd to 225th Streets.

Motion by Bowman, seconded by Pat and carried to enter into executive session at 9:37 to discuss personnel matters. The board returned to regular session at 9:49.

Highway superintendent Krempges reported on the condition of roads in the NE corner of the county, personnel issues, and equipment issues.

Motion by Wentland, seconded by Maroney and carried to use Kingsbury County’s gravel crushing bid to crush a total of 10,000 tons in the Dick Halverson pit located in Kingsbury County.

Motion by Bowman, seconded by Wentland and carried to approve the Splitrock Properties’ application for occupancy for underground construction on Miner County Highway Right of Ways.

Curt Neises, Doug Jerlow, and Russ Hendrix presented an insurance proposal from Continental Western Group and Gary Drewes from South Dakota Public Assurance Alliance presented a quote. Commissioners considered each proposal and coverage offered by each company. Motion by Maroney, seconded by Wentland and carried to continue coverage with SDPAA due to the cost savings and no aggregate limit.

The total unreserved, unassigned fund balance of the General Fund as of September 30, 2011 is $724,650.25 which represents a 22.94% unassigned fund balance percentage based on 2012 total General Fund budget.

Commissioners would like to thank extension educator, Jim Krantz for his many years of service to Miner County’s citizens, agricultural community, 4-H youth, and volunteers. Jim served as Miner County Extension Educator from 1991 until October 21, 2011. The Miner County commissioners and staff wish him the best in his new position as Extension Field Specialist (Cow/Calf).

Claims allowed: American Red Cross $266.00, Butler Machinery Co $1527.16, Chief $57.78, Concrete Materials $249.00, Driveline Service Inc $286.24, Dust-Tex Service $90.64, Ethan Coop Lumber Assn $1040.97, Gall’s Inc $58.29, Howard Farmers Coop Assn, $22,578.01, Krug Products Inc $73.97, Lar-Jo’s $94.77, McLeod’s Printing & Office Supply $115.51, Mid-American Research $807.52, Office Peeps, Inc $361.93, Rafferty-Robbins Drug $59.97, Rusty’s Foodland $161.28, Safety Kleen Corp $360.42, Cora Schwader $16.37, Smile Makers $45.93, SDSU Print Lab $102.45, Sturdevant’s Auto Parts $474.70, Tom’s Hardware Hank $14.80, True North Steel $7129.96, supplies; Bob’s Electric $442.00, Cummins Central Power $419.28, Dakota Body Shop $983.55, James Valley Nursery, Inc $100.00, Microfilm Imaging Systems, Inc $105.00, Office Peeps, Inc $240.19, SDN Technologies $1000.00, Sioux Falls Two Way Radio $375.00, repairs; Don Bowman $20.72, Susan Connor $14.80, Jerauld Co Treasurer $101.99, Jim Krantz $755.60, Safety Benefits, Inc $65.00, travel; Century Link $93.17, Santel Communications $55.12, Splitrock Properties $185.72, Triotel Communications $172.31, 911 charges; SD Assn of County Commissioners $1337.65, judicial legal expense relief fund; Domestic Violence Network $182.25, quarterly remittance; Ericsson & Giles $268.50, court appointed attorney; First Dist. Assn $6816.60, urban/rural development; Kay Genzlinger $100.00, Ag Bldg watchman; Howard City $1416.99, utilities; Interlakes Community Action $416.38, community action outreach worker; Leadsonline $445.50, sheriff investigation expense; Miner County Treasurer $173.55, cash item-postage & fuel; Minnehaha County $1019.02, juvenile detention; Mitchell Area Safehouse $1382.25, domestic abuse grants; SD Continuing Legal Education $45.00, States Attorney expense; SDML Workers’ Comp Fund $37,147.00, comp insurance; Servall Towel & Linen $56.42, rent; Spencer Quarries, Inc $3383.91, road materials; Splitrock Properties $48.90, phone service.

The meeting adjourned to November 1, 2011. Dated this 18th day of October, 2011.

Heath Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 
 
October 4, 2011

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session October 4, 2011, in the Miner County Courthouse. Members present: Heath Thompson, Voni Durant, Don Bowman, Pat Maroney and Roger Wentland. Absent: none. Chairman Thompson called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Motion by Bowman, seconded by Maroney and carried to approve the agenda as amended. The Auditor’s account with the County Treasurer showed an September 30, 2011 balance of $3,379,082.89 in all state, county, civil, school, and trust accounts.

Jerry Adler addressed the City of Howard’s usage of the property located west of the courthouse which currently is used as a tennis court. Adler inquired about the county’s intention for use of the property and whether the county would support installation of basketball courts in the current tennis court location. Commissioners did not oppose the city’s use of the property but questioned whether or not the basketball courts would be utilized. Different options for upgrading existing courts were discussed including upgrading the courts at the grade school with the high usage during school hours. Adler will do more research and will keep the county informed of these plans.

Commissioner Wentland reported on the scheduled repairs to the ambulance barn. A new entrance, work on the overhead doors and additional electrical outlets will be completed this fall.

Motion by Maroney, seconded by Wentland and carried to offer flu shots through the Community Health Nurse’s office to all county employees and ambulance attendants from the Miner County and Carthage Ambulance services with the county paying for the cost for the shots.

The commission directed the auditor to send an email to all county employees to inform them of the following: “No non-county employee shall be allowed to ride in a county owned vehicle unless the transport of the individual is directly related to the job”. Any non-county employee riding in a county owned vehicle (that is not directly related to the job) is NOT covered under the county’s liability insurance. This is effective immediately for the protection of the employee and the county.

Claims allowed: Payroll by department: Commissioners $3533.25; Auditor $5810.25; Treasurer $5676.75; State's Attorney $3289.75; Custodian $3001.50; Director of Equalization $4028.88; Register of Deeds $5230.81; Veteran Service Office $711.00; Sheriff $9197.89; Contract Law Enforcement $3008.50; Welfare $448.96; Public Health Office $1972.48; Ambulance $6797.28; WIC $ 88.32; Extension $2299.25; Weed $764.25; Highway $31,699.55; Dispatch $9034.34; Emergency Management $2067.50

Other Claims: Miner County Bank $7086.70, social security match; Wellmark, $27,857.61, health insurance match; SD Retirement System $5116.13, retirement match; Alliance Communications $911.94, AT&T Mobility $79.59, phone service; Architecture Inc $3162.04, architecture fees; Canova Service Center $6.25, fuel; Community Counseling Service $4000.00, mental health & drug abuse grant; Diamond Mowers $722.10, Emergency Medical Products $217.64, Homestead Building Supply $201.48, Office Peeps, Inc $80.61, O’Keefe Imp $84.69, supplies; Howard Auto Clinic $145.00, Sioux Falls Two Way Radio $225.00, repairs; Miner County Pioneer $314.25, publishing; Greg Protsch $900.00, office expense allowance; SD Local Transportation Program $70.00, Diane Rentz $82.22, travel; SD Dept of Transportation $96.08, contracted maintenance; Xcel Energy $8.97, electric service.

The meeting adjourned to October 18, 2011. Dated this 4th day of October, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 
 
September 27, 2011

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session September 27, 2011, in the Miner County Courthouse. Members present: Heath Thompson, Voni Durant, Don Bowman, Pat Maroney and Roger Wentland. Absent: none. Chairman Thompson called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Motion by Durant, seconded by Wentland and carried to approve the agenda as amended.

ANNUAL BUDGET FOR MINER COUNTY, SD

For the year January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2012

                                                                      Tax Levy in Tax Levy in  Dollars $’s/1,000

COUNTY TAX LEVIES WITHIN LIMITED LEVY:

County Purposes (SDCL 10-12-9)                        $2,431,300                             6.077
(Includes $5,618 to be distributed to the cities.)

It was moved by Bowman, seconded by Maroney, and carried to pass the following resolution.

RESOLUTION 11-22

ADOPTION OF ANNUAL BUDGET FOR MINER COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA

WHEREAS, (7-21-5 through 13) SDCL provides that the Board of County Commissioners shall each year prepare a Provisional Budget of all contemplated expenditures and revenues of the County and all its institutions and agencies for such fiscal year, and

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners did prepare a Provisional Budget and cause same to be published by law, and

WHEREAS, due and legal notice has been given to the meeting of the Board of County Commissioners for the consideration of such Provisional Budget and all changes, eliminations,

and additions that have been made thereto;

Revenue:                                  FROM                               TO

General Fund

General Cash Applied               677,757.27                         646,457.27

Tax Levy                                2,400,000.00                       2,431,300.00

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that such provisional budget as amended

and all its purposes, schedules, appropriations, amounts, estimates, and all matters therein

set forth SHALL BE APPROVED AND ADOPTED AS THE ANNUAL BUDGET OF THE

APPROPRIATION AND EXPENDITURES FOR MINER COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, and

all its institutions and agencies for calendar year beginning January 1, 2012, and ending

December 31, 2012, and the same is hereby approved and adopted by the Board of

County Commissioners of Miner County, South Dakota, this 27th day of September, 2011.

The Annual Budget so adopted is available for public inspection during normal business

hours at the office of the county auditor, Miner County, South Dakota. The

accompanying taxes are levied by Miner County for the year January 1, 2012, through

December 31, 2012.

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MINER COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA

Heath Thompson, Chairman

Don Bowman, Commissioner

Roger Wentland, Commissioner

Patrick Maroney, Commissioner

Voni Durant, Commissioner

Attest: Susan Connor County Auditor

 

Welfare Director Gibi Page presented the settlement proposal of Robert Nelson, attorney for Avera Heart Hospital of SD. Motion by Maroney, seconded by Wentland and carried to approve payment to Avera Heart Hospital of SD for medical expenses incurred as follows: case 10-04 $2,675.33 and case 05-15 $19,375.73.

The board reviewed correspondence received from Bennett County Board of Commissioners relating to the support of legislation to increase the 911 surcharge to cover all 911 expenses. A resolution was passed by the SD County Commissioners Association at the Fall Convention to pursue such legislation.

Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges reported on progress of chip sealing and patching of county roads, mowing and other highway matters. Terry Carlson will move from equipment operator to shop foreman. Motion by Durant, seconded by Wentland to change Carlson from level 2 to level 4.

Ted Haeder of First District of Local Governments and Robert Calmus Miner County Emergency Management Director presented information on grants available to update the Pre-Mitigation Disaster Plan for Miner County. Motion by Bowman, seconded by Wentland and carried to authorize Heath Thompson to execute for and on behalf of Miner County, an application for obtaining Federal financial assistance under the Disaster Relief Act or otherwise available from the President’s Disaster Relief Fund.

Motion by Wentland and seconded by Maroney to adopt the following resolution.

Resolution 11-23

WHEREAS, insufficient appropriation was made in the 2011 adopted budget for Welfare to discharge just obligations of said appropriations; and

WHEREAS, SDCL 7-21-32.2 provides that transfers may be made by resolution of the board from the contingency appropriation established pursuant to SDCL 7-21-6.1 to other appropriations;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the appropriation of $2500 be transferred from contingency to Welfare budget.

Voting aye: Thompson, Maroney, Bowman, Durant and Wentland. Voting nay: none.

Resolution approved this 27th day of September, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman
Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

Motion by Maroney, seconded by Durant and carried to authorize the auditor to make operating transfers as provided for in 2011 budget as follows: Road & Bridge, $400,000; Dispatch, $22,601.

Motion by Maroney, seconded by Durant and carried to grant $500 to the Miner County Recreation Association to assist with the replacement of the fence at the Howard baseball field.

Claims allowed: Architecture Incorporated $1631.79, architecture fees, AT&T Mobility $79.92, Splitrock Properties, telephone; Avera Home Medical Equipment $13.00, Campbell Supply $31.99, Mike Clary $25.76, County Wide Directory $440.00, Dawson Construction $160.00, Dust-Tex Service $87.60, Emergency Medical Products $207.14, GCR Tire Centers $2962.85, Howard Farmers Coop $28,531.41, James River Equipment Co $76.47, McLeod’s Printing & Office Sup $170.84, Mid-American Research $660.96, Miner County Pioneer $37.60, Office Peeps, Inc $502.00, Prostrollo Auto Mall $391.94, Quill Corp $105.68, Rusty’s Foodland $278.41, SDN Technologies $1118.00, David Skoglund $84.35, Sturdevant’s $458.16, Thomson West $32.00, Universal Services $255.60, Vilas Sales & Service $70.98, Zep Manufacturing $870.89, supplies; Commercial Asphalt Co $25,283.44, road materials; Best Western Kelly Inn $93.00, Don Bowman $327.96, Robert Calmus $56.43, Susan Connor $279.24, Voni Durant $137.60, Debra Eggert $38.00, Maria Feldhaus $44.40, Kay Hageman $103.26, Jim Krantz $401.85, Ron Krempges $26.00, Patrick Maroney $97.68, Karla Neises $48.00, Ramkota Hotel $1692.00, Heath Thompson $267.40, Roger Wentland $570.37, travel; Greg Beyer $302.73, Dakota Body Shop $614.00, Dan’s Heating & Cooling $120.90, Homestead Building Supply $273.73, Steve Litterick $374.13, Drew Yanish $154.00, Prostrollo Auto Mall $1471.54, Howard Auto Clinic $328.34, Howard Farmers Coop $20.00, SDN Technologies $1161.83, repairs; Century Link $93.17, Santel Communications $55.12, Splitrock Properties $185.72,Triotel Communications $173.53, 911 charges; Howard City $1878.39, utilities; Interlakes Community Action $416.38, outreach worker; Jebro Inc $130,384.22, road materials; Miner County Treasurer $133.98-cash item, postage; Miner Insurance Agency $937.00, building insurance; Minnehaha Co Regional Juvenile Detention Center $980.00, Natl Assn of Counties $400.00, NW Energy & Comm $35.72, gas service; Philip Parent $1076.60, court appointed attorney; Servall Towel & Linen $112.84, rent; SD Dept of Health Lab 35.00, blood alcohol; Splitrock Properties $48.90, phone service; Avera Heart Hospital of SD $22,051.06, poor relief; Miner County Recreation Assn $500.00, recreation grant; Rod Geppert $150.00, Adam Wirt $165.00, Vickie Hines $65.00, Dr. Mike Stiefvater $60.00, Julie Davis $25.00, Lori Jorenby $25.00, Dawn Williams $50.00, Clair Lambert $25.00, Cynthia Larson $50.00, Kaylene Kuhl $50.00, Pam Hofer $60.00, 4-H judges.

The meeting adjourned to October 4, 2011.

Dated this 27th day of September 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman
Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

 
September 14, 2011

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in special session September 14, 2011, in the offices of Architecture, Inc. located at 415 S. Main, Sioux Falls, SD. Members present: Voni Durant, Don Bowman and Pat Maroney. Absent: Heath Thompson and Roger Wentland. Vice Chairman Durant called the meeting to order.

Motion by Bowman, seconded by Maroney and carried to approve the agenda.

Interviews for a construction manager at risk for the proposed elevator project were conducted from the field of Sioux Falls Construction, Henry Carlson Company, and Gil Haugan Construction.

Motion by Maroney, seconded by Bowman and carried to contract with Henry Carlson Company for construction manager at risk services.

Commissioners reviewed updated architectural drawings for the project.

The meeting adjourned to September 26, 2011.

Dated this 14th day of September, 2011.

Voni Durant, Vice Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

 
 
 
September 6, 2011

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session September 6, 2011, in the Miner County Courthouse. Members present: Heath Thompson, Voni Durant, Don Bowman and Roger Wentland. Absent: Pat Maroney. Chairman Thompson called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Motion by Durant, seconded by Wentland and carried to approve the agenda as amended. The minutes of the August 23rd meeting were approved. The Auditor’s account with the County Treasurer showed an August 31, 2011 balance of $3,784,995.45 in all state, county, civil, school, and trust accounts.

Motion by Durant, seconded by Wentland and carried to enter into the Emergency Management FFY 2011 State and Local Agreement with the State of South Dakota.

Correspondence from the F.A.S.T. (after school program) board of directors was considered. Motion by Wentland, seconded by Bowman and carried to grant $500 to the F.A.S.T. program in support of after school care for grade school students.

Commissioners discussed the proposal of contracting for Motor Carrier Enforcement with surrounding counties. At this time the commission has chosen not to participate in the proposed project.

A hearing was held as advertised to consider the 2012 provisional budget for Miner County. No additional persons were in attendance. Final adoption will be on September 27th.

Claims allowed: Payroll by department: Commissioners $3533.25; Auditor $5264.49; Treasurer $5676.75; State's Attorney $3289.75; Custodian $2349.00; Director of Equalization $3848.54; Register of Deeds $5029.94; Veteran Service Office $711.00; Sheriff $9317.89; Contract Law Enforcement $3068.50; Welfare $360.64; Public Health Office $1486.72; Ambulance $5950.94 (includes Kelli Smith @ $1930.75 mo): WIC $161.92; Extension $2299.25; Weed $689.25; Highway $47,202.15; Dispatch $9329.75 (includes Jeffrey Jacobson @ $13.57/hr); Emergency Management $2067.50

Other Claims: Miner County Bank $8014.59, social security match; Wellmark, $30,983.66, health insurance match; SD Retirement System $5838.86, retirement match; AT&T Mobility $115.63, Alliance Communications $1007.48, phone service; Xcel Energy $11.08, utilities; C & R Supply $12.06, Randall Feldhaus $135.00, Pioneer designs $44.00, SDN Technologies $62.50, Ultra, $450.00, repairs; Pat Carmon $34.78, Jenny Grendler $137.80, Janet Haak $137.80, Jerry Sprecher $137.80, travel; Jebro, Inc $59,026.02, road materials; Ultra, Inc $1048.00,supplies; Miner County Pioneer $320.40, Greg Protsch $900.00, office expense allowance; F.A.S.T. $500.00 after school program grant; Servall Towel & Linen $56.42, rent; SD Dept of Transportation $9565.30, contracted maintenance.

Commissioners will hold a special meeting to interview potential Construction Managers at Risk. This meeting will take place on September 14, 2011, 9:00 a.m., at the offices of Architecture Inc., 415 South Main Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD.

Dated this 6th day of September, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

 
 
 
August 23, 2011

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session August 23, 2011, in the Miner County Courthouse. Members present: Pat Maroney, Heath Thompson, Don Bowman, Roger Wentland and Voni Durant. Absent: none. Chairman Thompson called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Motion by Durant, seconded by Bowman and carried to approve the agenda as amended. The minutes of the August 9th meeting were approved.

Commissioners reviewed correspondence from New Jersey Senator Frank R. Lautenberg requesting Miner County citizens stop and remember those we lost in the September 11th attacks. Motion by Bowman and seconded by Maroney to adopt the following resolution.

RESOLUTION 11-21

WHEREAS nearly 3,000 innocent civilians were killed in the heinous attacks of September 11, 2001;

WHEREAS 10 years later, the people of the United States and people around the world continue to mourn the tremendous loss of innocent life on that fateful day;

WHEREAS 10 years later, thousands of men and women in the United States Armed Forces remain in harm’s way defending the United States against those who seek to threaten the United States;

WHEREAS September 11 will never, and should never, be just another day in the hearts and minds of all people of the United States:

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Miner County recognizes September 11, 2011, as a day of solemn commemoration of the events of September 11, 2001, and a day to come together as a Nation; and calls upon all of the people of Miner County to observe a moment of remembrance on September 11, 2011 for at least 1 minute beginning at 12:00 noon Central Standard Time.

Resolution adopted this 23rd day of September, 2011.

Heath Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges reported on patching of oil roads and the additional cost for the patching material. He voiced concern as to the commercial loads that are being hauled on the posted 40 ton roads. Commissioners will request that the sheriff’s department patrol those roads to help with enforcement.

Krempges, Bowman and Wentland attended the Motor Carrier Assistant for Counties meeting held in Huron on August 22nd. The proposal would include 4 counties sharing the costs of contracting a Motor Carrier Enforcement officer to patrol all county roads located within those 4 counties. The approximate cost per county would be $22,500 per year. Commissioners will consider participation at the September 6th meeting.

East Dakota Water Development District manager Jay Gilbertson requested to tie the water flow meter to the existing county bridge located on county road #8 over the east fork of the Vermillion River. Commissioners granted that request as the gauging station will help gather information on flow rates out of Lake Thompson.

Roger Lee & Shelley Nelson of Kingsbury County Commission joined the meeting to report on the response of the Vermillion Watershed Advisory Board. Commissioner Nelson has requested that the advisory board be activated with the original participating counties. Nelson has not had cooperation of all previously participating counties. Therefore, the Kingsbury

County commission is looking into alternatives to alleviate the flooding issues associated with Lake Thompson. She voiced concern as to the vegetation located north of 225th Street and requested that the channel be cleaned out during the fall to help alleviate the high water levels before the spring rains and snow melt. Kingsbury County would like to continue to work with Miner County on a long term basis to solve the problems with water levels in Kingsbury County. Heath Thompson asked if the Corp of Engineers’ report established the elevation of the channel so that it could be cleaned out. Nelson said they are not looking at deepening the channel just removing the vegetation that is currently blocking the flow. Jay Gilbertson talked about the outlet not being an outlet until Lake Thompson becomes full. Before the lake becomes full the water runs into the lake at that location and only becomes an outlet when the lake becomes full. The original engineer’s study completed by Victor Engineering in 1997 stated the natural outlet for the Lake Thompson Watershed Basin was established at an elevation of 1688.6. This outlet elevation corresponds to the high point dividing the Lake Thompson Watershed Basin with the East Vermillion River in Section 25, Township 108 North, Range 55 West in Miner County.

States Attorney Protsch asked about wild life and grassland easements located within this area. Nelson said they are currently in talks with Game Fish and Parks and DOT but would also agree that easements must be checked.

Gilbertson talked about the water flow monitoring system. Nelson wants the water to flow the best it can naturally. Gilbertson stated that if both commissions are in favor of pursuing a cleanout of the vegetation and the associated soft sediment East Dakota Water Development district would assist with the process.

Nelson stated that Kingsbury County will be willing to assist in cost sharing. Miner County commissioners requested that the historical data be presented indicating previous and current flow rates and that an engineering study be obtained to layout the scope of the project, elevation, and any wildlife, grassland and prescriptive easements. Thompson also questioned the Vermillion Watershed Advisory Board’s role in such a project as this board had been given authority to deal with the situation.

Gilbertson will work to obtain the historical data and Thompson will contact the engineer who completed the 1997 study to obtain a cost estimate for an updated engineering study. A committee of Thompson and Wentland will serve as a committee to explore this project for Miner County.

The meeting recessed until 1:00. The board (Thompson, Durant, Bowman and Maroney) reconvened to review the proposals submitted for the Construction Manager at Risk for the proposed elevator addition. Commissioner Thompson removed himself from the review process due to a conflict of interest. All proposals were considered with three companies being selected for interviews to be held later in September.

Claims allowed: Alliance Communications $112.87, phone service; Avera Home Medical Equipment $52.00, Maria Feldhaus $62.82, Great Plains International Inc $78.32, Krug Products Inc $43.62, Lankota Custom Truck $1035.30, Marshall & Swift $3075.10, National 4-H Supply Service $20.56, Office Peeps, Inc $99.89, Stamp Fulfillment Services $1042.40, Thomson West $244.00, Universal Services $129.60, supplies; Commercial Asphalt Co $134,792.56, road materials; Don Bowman $10.36, Susan Connor $34.78, Voni Durant $29.60, Dware, Inc $90.00, Debra Eggert $48.84, John D. Haak $3.70, Wallace Jacobson $4.81, Patrick Maroney $95.46, MTI Corporate Education $51.28, Bruce Nelson $10.36, SD Assn Co Commissioners $1440.00, travel; Century Link $94.70, 911 charges; Daily Republic $87.42, Madison Daily Leader $35.19, publishing; Huron Reg. Medical Center $142.00, SD Dept of Health Lab Service $35.00, blood alcohols; Larry Holland $400.00, Ag Bldg rent; Klinkhammer Plumbing $47.45, Office Peeps, Inc $137.87, SDN Technologies $1371.40, repairs; Miner County Treasurer $200.80, cash item-postage & supplies; NW Energy & Comm $40.55, gas service; Servall Towel & Linen $56.42, rent.

The meeting adjourned to September 6, 2011. Dated this 23rd day of August, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 
 
August 9, 2011

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session August 9, 2011, in the Miner County Courthouse. Members present: Pat Maroney, Heath Thompson, Voni Durant and Roger Wentland. Absent: Don Bowman. Chairman Thompson called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Motion by Maroney, seconded by Wentland and carried to approve the agenda as amended. The Auditor’s account with the County Treasurer showed a July 31, 2011 balance of $4,061,259.71 in all state, county, civil, school, and trust accounts.

Miner County States Attorney Greg Protsch reviewed 5 pending poor relief cases associated with the Avera systems. Commissioners directed Protsch to explore the possibility of a settlement of all 5 cases with Attorney Robert Nelson counsel for Avera.

Commissioners considered the request of Kingsbury County to meet jointly on August 23rd to discuss the flooding issues associated with Lake Thompson. The board felt that meeting with the entire Kingsbury County Commission was not necessary and that their representative on the Vermillion Basin Watershed Advisory Board along with a county commissioner will be scheduled to meet with the Miner County Commission on August 23rd at 11:00 a.m. in the commission room of the Miner County Courthouse.

Chairman Thompson reported on the findings of ProTech Inc. with the courthouse roofing issues. Water is pooling on the roof and must be corrected. Thompson will continue to make contact with ProTech to question the possibility of warranty coverage.

The following plat was presented by Zoning Administrator Kay Hageman for consideration. Motion by Durant and seconded by Wentland to adopt the following resolution.

RESOLUTION 11-20

BE IT RESOLVED by the County Commission of Miner County, South Dakota, that the plat known and described as TRACT 1 of JACKSONBORO ADDITION IN THE E ½ OF THE SE ¼ OF SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 105 NORTH, RANGE 56 WEST OF THE 5TH P.M. MINER COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, is approved. Voting aye: Wentland, Maroney, Durant and Thompson. Voting nay: none. Resolution adopted this 9th day of August, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

Poor Relief case 11-06 was considered. Motion by Maroney, seconded by Wentland and carried to deny case 11-06 due to lack of application to determine residency and eligibility.

Motion by Maroney, seconded by Durant and carried to allow the auditor to make an operating transfer as provided for in the 2011 budget from the general fund to the emergency management fund in the amount of $15,000.

Weed Superintendent Robert Calmus reported that the weed board would like the commission to declare the 1982 Ford F700 truck and the van box from the 2005 International Truck declared surplus. Motion by Wentland, seconded by Durant and carried that the 1982 Ford F700 truck and the van box from the 2005 International Truck be declared no longer necessary, useful or suitable for the purpose for which it was acquired and that said property shall be offered at public auction to be held on Monday, August 29, at 7:00 p.m. in the parking lot of the Miner County Highway Department’s shop.

Eugene Larsen, Jr. questioned back taxes, current taxes and taxes that had been paid along with the valuations of the property he currently owns in the City of Howard. Director of Equalization Kay Hageman, Treasurer Debbie Eggert and Auditor Susan Connor offered explanation of the valuation and tax processes.

Clint Martin resident of Lake Thompson informed the commission of the seriousness of the flooding problems at Lake Thompson and requested that Miner County work with the Kingsbury County Commission to provide relief to the flooding issues. Commissioners thanked Mr. Martin for coming to inform the commission and for providing insight to the water issues.

Commissioners reviewed the 2012 Provisional Budget and set the provisional budget hearing for September 6th at 9:30.

Claims allowed: Payroll by department: Commissioners $3533.25; Auditor $5681.39; Treasurer $5676.75; State's Attorney $3289.75; Custodian $3146.50; Director of Equalization $4047.26; Register of Deeds $5189.12; Veteran Service Office $711.00; Sheriff $9197.89; Contract Law Enforcement $3008.50; Welfare $117.76; Public Health Office $1987.20; Ambulance $4851.81; WIC $73.60; Extension $2299.25 (includes Maria Feldhaus @ $2299.25/mo); Weed $689.25; Highway $31,359.41; Dispatch $10,645.61; Emergency Management $2067.50.

Other Claims: Miner County Bank $7171.88 social security match; Wellmark, $30,378.19, health insurance match; SD Retirement System $4933.19, retirement match; Angela Beyer $20.00, Colleen Noid $132.00, Cathy Cavigelli $228.00, David Claussen $80.00, Barb Genzlinger $508.00, Kimberly Halverson $12.00, Donna Klinkhammer $624.00, Lanny Klinkhammer $588.00, Holly Litterick $12.00, Rick Olson $344.00, Jay Goldammer $211.50, Kelli Smith $111.50, ambulance attendants; Jerry Adler $10.00, Mike Sebert $10.00, Mike Clary $10.00, Nathan Kizer $20.00, Rob Eggert $20.00, Henry Rentschler $20.00, Wade Erickson $10.00, ambulance drivers; Dept of Revenue $1545.00, County Health Nurse payment; Alliance Communications $1053.57, phone service; Valera Anderson $14.80, Robert Calmus $177.32, Kari Jo Carlson $5.18, Michael Connor $6.66, Voni Durant $14.80, Barbara Esser $6.66, Denise Gassman $10.36, Barbara Genzlinger $2.96, mileage; A-OX Welding Supply $45.32, Butler Machinery Co $686.54, Cattle Fax $24.00, Chief $50.78, Dakota Date Shred $48.30, Dust-Tex Service $87.60, Fastenal Co $82.15, GCR Tire Centers $793.90, Gillund Enterprises $173.76, Graham Tire Co $473.14, Great Plains Intl Inc $49.47, Homestead Building Supply $80.83; Howard Farmers Coop $34,577.46; Kieffer Oil Co $21.70, Krug Products, Inc $218.20, McLeod’s Printing & Office Supplies $20.00, Office Peeps $121.67, Rusty’s Foodland $257.05, Cora Schwader $91.99, SD Federal Property Agency $1510.00, Sturdevant’s Auto Parts $275.45, Thomson West $777.00, Tom’s Hardware Hank $38.52, supplies; AT & T Mobility $203.90, Splitrock Properties $48.90, phone service; Cooper’s Welding & Mfg Co $6233.81, Howard Auto Clinic $1509.65, Howard Farmers Coop

$171.07, SDN Technologies $354.92, SD Dept of Transportation $2956.80, Ultra, Inc $9135.99, repairs; Queen of Peace $66.40, drug screening; Davison County Jail $1495.00, prisoner care; Kerri Deats $30.00, Glenda Gassman $50.00, Mary Hoffman $60.00, extension judges; Howard City $1426.13, utilities; Interlakes Community Action $416.38, outreach worker; Miner County Pioneer $200.41, publishing; Miner County Treasurer $211.19, cash item-postage; NW Energy & Comm $36.19, gas service; Rick Olson $100.00, ambulance in service education; Greg Protsch $900.00, office expense allowance; Qwest $93.05, Santel Communications $55.12, Splitrock Properties $185.72, Triotel Communicatons Inc $174.28, 911 charges; Servall Towel & Linen $67.86, rent; SD Dept of Health Lab $70.00, blood alcohol testing; State Radio Communications $2250.00, teletype; Xcel Energy $9.61, electric service.

The meeting adjourned to August 23, 2011. Dated this 9th day of August, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

 
 
 
July 19, 2011

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session July 19, 2011, in the Miner County Courthouse. Members present: Pat Maroney, Heath Thompson, Don Bowman and Roger Wentland and Voni Durant. Absent: none. Chairman Thompson called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Motion by Durant, seconded by Wentland and carried to approve the agenda as amended. The minutes of the July 5th meeting were approved.

The board adjourned as a board of commissioners and reconvened as a planning commission acting as the board of adjustments. A hearing was held as advertised to consider the variance application of Adam and Melissa Palmquist to locate a building closer to the road then Miner County Zoning allows. Present for the hearing were Zoning Administrator Kay Hageman and Melissa Palmquist. After considering oral and written testimony it was moved by Bowman, seconded by Durant and carried that the findings that follow be approved.

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA) BEFORE THE MINER COUNTY

                                                   : SS BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

                                      COUNTY OF MINER )

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF)

                                                                         ) FINDINGS

          ADAM PALMQUIST FOR A VARIANCE )

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FINDINGS

I

That the applicant, Adam Palmquist, has made an application for a variance to locate a building closer to the road than allowed by zoning regulations in the E ½ NE ¼ 12-105-55, in Miner County, South Dakota, and that he is the owner of record thereof.

II

That the proposed use of said realty is specifically prohibited by the zoning ordinance without applicant first obtaining a variance, for which he has applied and paid the applicable fee.

III

That upon said application, notice of hearing was given as required by the Miner County Zoning Ordinance by mailing to the adjoining landowners and by publication.

IV

That hearing upon said application was held on July 19, 2011, in the Commissioners’ Room of the Miner County Courthouse.

V

That Melissa Palmquist appeared in person.

VI

That a presentation in support of said variance and testimony on behalf of said variance was received at the hearing and that no testimony regarding concerns for the granting of the variance was received at the hearing.

NOW, THEREFORE, that application and testimony at the hearing all having been considered, it is the FINDING of the Miner County Board of Adjustment that the application of Adam Palmquist for a variance be approved to allow the placement of the building for the following reasons:

That the Miner County Board of Adjustment is empowered under Section 506 to grant the variance and that the requirements of the zoning ordinance regarding a variance have been met by the applicant.

That the Miner County Board of Adjustment is able to make the applicable findings required by Section 506 of the ordinance, which are considered prerequisite to the granting of a variance.

VII

That the Board of Adjustment vote upon approval of such application was five in favor thereof and none opposed thereto.

It is, therefore, ORDERED that said application be approved.

Dated this 19th day of July, 2011.

Patrick Maroney, Chairman

Miner County Board of Adjustment

Attest: Susan Connor, Secretary

The board adjourned as a planning commission and reconvened as a board of commissioners.

The following plat was presented by zoning administrator Hageman. Motion by Maroney and seconded by Durant that the following resolution by adopted.

RESOLUTION 11-19

BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE plat described as TRACT 1 OF STANGOHR’S ADDITION IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE1/4) OF SECTION TWENTY-TWO (22), TOWNSHIP ONE HUNDRED-SIX (106) NORTH, RANGE FIFTY-SIX (56) WEST OF THE 5TH P.M. IN MINER COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA be approved by the Board of County Commissioners at its meeting of July 19, 2011 and the county Auditor is hereby instructed to endorse on such plat a copy of this resolution and to certify the same.

Resolution approved this 19th day of July, 2011.

Heath Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

The commission meeting originally set for September 20th has been rescheduled to September 27th due to the SD County Convention being held September 19-21.

Commissioners considered the request from extension educator Jim Krantz to grant a level raise to Maria Feldhaus. Motion by Wentland, seconded by Maroney and carried to grant the level increase to Ms. Feldhaus from Level 7 to Level 8.

Poor Relief application 11-05 was considered. Motion by Bowman, seconded by Wentland and carried to deny application 11-05 due to lack of information available to determine residency and eligibility.

Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges, John Schwader and Joe Bechen joined the meeting. Concern was voiced as to the road’s condition and depth of water over county road #3 between sections 10 & 11 in Henden Township. Due to the fact that this road is a bus & mail route and is used extensively when load limits are placed on county oil roads, commissioners would like FEMA representatives to assess the

condition and apply for Federal dollars to assist with raising the grade. Contact was made with the FEMA office and officials will be sent to meet with county highway superintendent on July 21st.

Krempges inquired about trading road work assistance with Kingsbury County. Last year Miner County received gravel as payment for work completed in Kingsbury County. Commissioners stated they would like to pursue that option again this year. Other highway matters were also discussed.

States Attorney Greg Protsch joined the meeting. Joe Bartman from the Rural Learning Center presented an update of the organization’s activities and an overview of the Miner County Development Corp. Rural Learning Center facility.

Liz Squyer of Architecture Inc. presented the proposed contract for architectural services for the elevator project. Motion by Maroney seconded by Wentland and carried to enter into the contract and to begin the design development phase of the project. Architectural drawings were reviewed along with the different options of using a general contractor or a construction manager at risk. Motion by Wentland, seconded by Durant and carried to advertise for a construction manager at risk with proposal deadline set for August 19th and the review of proposals set for August 23rd.

Motion by Bowman and seconded by Wentland to approve the transfer of hours for Gibi Page from Dispatch to Welfare and to approve Page as the Miner County Welfare Director.

Ambulance Manager Cora Schwader relayed the request of the ambulance board to hire a 3rd full-time on call EMT. It has been very difficult to fill the schedule with the existing full time EMTs and volunteers. Costs for hiring were reviewed with the commission deciding this service needs to be supported within our communities. Motion by Maroney, seconded by Durant and carried to advertise and hire another full-time on call EMT.

Commissioners reviewed the 2012 provisional budget.

Claims allowed: Al’s Service $236.50, Cummins Central Power $877.53, G&H Radiator Co $610.00, James River Equipment Co $391.76, Midwest Fire & Safety $38.50, Sioux Falls Two Way Radio $1722.50, Ultra, Inc $425.00, Wingen’s Garage $90.00, repairs; Al’s Service $310.48, A-OX Welding Supply Co $45.32, Auto Body Specialties $27.30, Boyer Ford Trucks $44.18, C & R Supply Inc $68.16, Campbell Supply $39.99, Carthage Farmers Elevator $2.00, Catco Parts Service $1329.51, Central Business Supply $74.78, Concrete Materials $1018.50, DETCO $1178.83, Dust-Tex Service $127.80, East River Nursery $176.12, Ethan Coop Lumber Assn $9.00, Fastenal Co $78.35, G & H Radiator Co. $60.00, GCR Tire Centers $3567.62, Great Plains International Inc $27.14, Holcomb Freightliner, Inc $103.52, Howard Farmers Coop $21,870.02, James River Equipment Co $449.14, James Valley Nursery $88.25, McLeod’s Printing & Office Supply $274.16, Michael Johnson Construction $1371.04, Karla Neises $11.90, Office Peeps, Inc $415.99, Procellular $19.99, Rusty’s Foodland $60.04, Salem Special $117.00, Sturdevant’s Auto Parts $241.16, Thomson West $325.00, Tom’s Hardware Hank $183.51, Ultra, Inc $48.00, Vander Haag’s Inc $152.79, Wheelco Brake & Supply $321.86, Wingen’s Garage $170.00, supplies; AT & T Mobility $51.80, Splitrock Properties $48.90, phone service; Avera Queen of Peace $184.20, drug & alcohol testing; Don Bowman $10.36, Robert Calmus $199.76, Voni Durant $29.60, SD Emergency Management Assn $30.00, travel; Barbara Esser $1000.00, health services contract; Harmelink-Fox Law Offices $131.00, Yankton County $103.75, mental illness hearing; Howard City $1406.24, utilities; Howard City $4000.00, mosquito control; Interlakes Community Action $416.38, outreach worker; Lankota Custom Truck $10,473.00, truck box; Miner County Pioneer $103.28, publishing; Miner County Treasurer $75.36-cash item-postage & supplies; NW Energy & Comm $115.28, gas service; Santel Communications $55.12, Splitrock Properties $185.72, Triotel Communications $171.53, 911 charges; Servall Towel & Linen $56.42, rent; SD Dept of Transportation $46,089.68, contracted maintenance; Xcel Energy $18.90, electric service.

The meeting adjourned to August 9, 2011. Dated this 19th day of July, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

 

 
 
 
July 5, 2011

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session July 5, 2011, in the Miner County Courthouse. Members present: Pat Maroney, Heath Thompson, Voni Durant and Roger Wentland. Absent: Don Bowman. Chairman Thompson called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Motion by Maroney, seconded by Wentland and carried to approve the agenda as amended. The Auditor’s account with the County Treasurer showed a June 30, 2011 balance of $4,205,247.03 in all state, county, civil, school, and trust accounts.

Correspondence was reviewed from the Beadle County Commission requesting input on counties joining together to hire a scale operator for enforcement of load limits. After reviewing the correspondence commissioners expressed no support in participating in such a venture.

States Attorney Greg Protsch joined the meeting to review the proposed contract with Architecture Inc. regarding the elevator project. An updated plan for the project was explained by commissioner Maroney. Time will be set aside to meet with the architect at the July 19th meeting to discuss the contract and the time line for proceeding with the project.

Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges presented highway matters including bridge & road repair and FEMA schedule.

Public Health Nurse Barb Esser reviewed the quarterly CHN report. She informed the commission that she is now in the Miner County office three days per week and two days a week she is in the Beadle County office. Commissioners questioned the 2011 contract that was signed with the Department of Health securing office hours in Miner County four days/week. Contact will be made with the department to question the costs and hours spent in the Miner County office.

Claims allowed: Payroll by department: Commissioners $3533.25; Auditor $5184.90; Treasurer $5676.75; State's Attorney $3289.75; Custodian $2334.50; Director of Equalization $4667.55; Register of Deeds $4893.50; Veteran Service Office $711.00; Sheriff $9197.89; Contract Law Enforcement $3008.50; Public Health Office $1516.16; Ambulance $4792.93; WIC $132.48; Extension $2266.00; Weed $689.25; Highway $30,665.31; Dispatch $9514.44; Emergency Management $2067.50.

Other Claims: Miner County Bank $6691.86, social security match, Wellmark, $30,378.19, health insurance match; SD Retirement System $4746.08, retirement match; SD Dept of Revenue $600.00, mental ill patient care-Yankton; Kay Hageman $27.00, travel; Alliance Communications $997.06, Alltel $36.98, AT & T Mobility $106.21, phone service; Brock White Co $157.24, Butler Machinery Co $203.49, Catco Parts Service $4556.75, General Equipment & Supplies $988.09, Hard Drive Outlet $35.00, Homestead Building Supply $1713.76, Howard Auto Clinic $794.43, Interlakes Sports Center $48.63, Prostrollo Auto Mall $255.43, SDN Techologies $187.50, Wheelco Brake & Supplies $348.84, repairs; Butler Machinery $893.84, Homestead Building Supply $324.0, Kimball Midwest $74.17, Lanny Klinkhammer $96.44, Mid-American Research $136.16, Neve’s Uniforms & Equipment $33.90, Office Peeps, Inc. $32.04, SDN Technologies $965.00, supplies; Gene Carr $160.00, horse show judge; Community Counseling Service $4000.00, Drug Abuse & Mental Health Center grants; Barbara Halbersma $80.00, special foods judge; Miner County Treasurer $91.53, cash item-postage; NW Energy & Comm $33.32, gas service; Greg Protsch $900.00, office expense allowance; Servall Towel & Line $56.42 rent; SD Assn Co Commissioners $1337.65, legal expense relief fund , SD Dept of Health Lab $70.00, blood alcohols.

The meeting adjourned to July 19, 2011. Dated this 5th day of July, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 
 
June 21, 2011

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session June 21, 2011, in the Miner County Courthouse. Members present: Pat Maroney, Heath Thompson, Don Bowman and Roger Wentland and Voni Durant. Absent: none. Chairman Thompson called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Motion by Durant, seconded by Bowman and carried to approve the agenda as amended. The minutes of the June 7th meeting were approved.

Commissioners considered the request of Architecture Inc. to enter into a contract for the continued exploration of the elevator project. Once the contract is reviewed by the commission, a decision will be made at the July 1st meeting.

Miner County Extension personnel joined the meeting for the discussion on the 4-H Advisor position. The proposal of combining a 4-H advisor with McCook County was thoroughly discussed. Budget scenarios for a 50/50 share, 60/40 share and a single county option indicated that it would not be in the best financial interest of Miner County to partner with McCook. Motion by Maroney, seconded by seconded by Wentland and carried to inform SDSU that Miner County will contract a single county option for the 4-H Advisor position.

Tami Moore, Conservation District briefed the commission on the tree cooler located in the quonset building. Due to an electrical problem the cooler overheated and all trees were ruined. Moore also stated that all trees would be replaced and that the cost share programs for the producers have been transferred to next year. An insurance claim has been filed to cover the cost on the loss of the trees.

The request of the Family Fun Circus to use the 4-H grounds for a circus in July was approved by the commission with the requirement that the circus sign Miner County’s Hold Harmless Agreement and to provide a proof of insurance with Miner County listed as an additional insured.

Motion by Durant and seconded by Wentland to adopt the following resolution

RESOLUTION 11-18

The Miner County Board of County Commissioners, having adopted and signed a Joint Cooperative Agreement on the 28th day of March, 1972, creating the First Planning and Development District , Model Rural Development Program, do hereby agree to renew their participation in the Joint Cooperative Agreement for Fiscal Year 2012 (October 1, 2011 – September 30, 2012). To support the Joint Cooperative Agreement and the activities of the District staff, the Miner County Board of County Commissioners will

provide $6,816.60 to the First District Association of Local Governments during the aforementioned Fiscal Year 2012 period.

Voting aye: Maroney, Durant, Wentland, Bowman and Thompson. Motion adopted this 21st day of June, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

Commissioner Maroney left the meeting.

Highway superintendent Krempges made a request to purchase equipment for a dump box, hoist & hydraulics, a mid mount wing, and a reversible plow from various other entity bids. Motion by Bowman, seconded by Durant and carried to purchase the following:

Dump Body, Hoist and Hydraulics – Minnehaha County Bid - $41989.00

Mid Mount Wing – State of South Dakota Bid $ 4985.00

Reversible Plow – State of North Dakota Bid $ 7994.00

All equipment purchased from Northern Truck Equipment Corp.

Krempges reported on road repairs, FEMA correspondence, and bridge repair.

Treasurer Debbie Eggert requested guidance as to pursuing property that qualifies for tax deed.

Information relating to utilizing Ulteig Engineers to plat the courthouse, school and city properties was reviewed. Current legal descriptions are vague therefore needing clarification.

Motion by Bowman, seconded by Wentland and carried to approve the following township clerk and treasurer bonds: Vermillion Township clerk Ronald Ecklein and treasurer Travis Muth $50,000; Canova Township clerk Wendell Steeneck and treasurer Mark Shumaker $50,000; Rock Creek Township clerk David Schmidt and treasurer Peggy Eich $50,000; Beaver Township clerk Vicky Wahl and treasurer Will Walter $50,000; Clinton Township clerk Vicki Vining and treasurer Lynette Nutter $50,000; Miner Township clerk Lee Lewis and treasurer Alan Wiese $50,000; Roswell Township clerk Dave Hahn and treasurer John Karlen $50,000; Howard Township clerk Richard Calmus and treasurer John Reisch $50,000; Clearwater Township clerk Roger Laible and treasurer Matthew Connor $50,000; Henden Township clerk Cindy Schwader and treasurer Wallace Jacobson $50,000; Adams Township clerk Norman Andenas and treasurer Jason Feldhaus $50,000; Belleview Township clerk Mads Andenas and treasurer Richard Erickson $50,000; Grafton Township clerk Teresa Poppen and treasurer Robert Poppen $25,000; Carthage Township clerk Nell Button and treasurer Andrew Nelson $50,000; Green Valley Township clerk Curt Neises and treasurer Leonard Hinker $25,000; Redstone Township clerk Gary Stroud and treasurer Dawn Hamilton $50,000.

Claims allowed: Alltel $32.29, phone service; Architecture Inc $2023.76, Structural Engineering $1100.00, Ulteig $2968.00, elevator project; Queen of Peace $51.40, drug testing; Bierschbach Equip & Supply $38.82, Brock White Co $68.88, Campbell Supply $38.97, Rob Eggert $41.92, GCR Tire Centers $6213.16, Graham Tire Co. $468.95, Howard Cold Storage $49.68, Howard Farmers Coop $1674.86, James River Equipment $32.23, Jurgens Printing $110.68, Lentsch’s Backhoe $81.60, Mac’s Inc $30.30, McLeod’s Printing & Office Supplies $40.96, Pheasantland Industries $502.84, US Postmaster $380.00, Rafferty-Robbins Drug $5.46, Rockmount Research & Alloys $919.98, Safety Kleen Corp $326.26, Scull Studios, Inc $20.00, Sturdevant’s Auto Parts $6.82, Titan Machinery $642.14, Tom’s Hardware Hank $58.17, Vander Haag’s Inc $258.00, Wheelco Brake & Supply $352.21, Zoll Medical Corp $485.18, supplies; Don Bowman $20.72, Voni Durant $14.80, Rob Eggert $94.00, Ron Krempges $18.00, Ultra, Inc $40.00, Roger Wentland $50.32, travel; Dan’s Heating & Cooling $1405.89, repairs; Kelly Goslinga $259.00, court appointed attorney; Lewis & Clark Behav Health Service $142.00, Yankton Co $25.00, mental health hearing; Miner County Treasurer $126.10, postage; Qwest $93.17, 911 charges; Servall Towel & Linen $56.42, rent; SD Public Assurance Alliance $149.00, road & bridge insurance.

The board adjourned to July 5, 2011. Dated this 21st day of June, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

 

 
 
June 7, 2011

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session June 7, 2011, in the Miner County Courthouse. Members present: Pat Maroney, Heath Thompson, Don Bowman and Roger Wentland. Absent: Voni Durant. Chairman Thompson called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Motion by Maroney, seconded by Wentland and carried to approve the agenda as amended. The Auditor’s account with the County Treasurer showed a May 31, 2011 balance of $4,572,465.91 in all state, county, civil, school, and trust accounts.

Kirk Lundgren of the US Soil Conservation Service, Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges, Greg Callies, Dan Callies, Larry Gauger, John Schwader and Larry Haak, Clearwater Township supervisor were present to discuss the temporary drainage requests for areas around Silver Lake in eastern Miner County. Maroney asked if the commission has the authority to act on these requests. States Attorney Greg Protsch stated that the county’s jurisdiction is on roads and road right-of- ways not on private land. Commissioners and others in attendance voiced concern of passing additional water on to downstream property owners. Schwader suggested that another culvert be added to keep Silver Lake at a manageable level. Lundgren suggested that the silt, gravel and additional vegetation around the culverts be cleaned out. Commissioners would like to wait on this issue until the water is at a more manageable level before considering adding an additional culvert and to have the highway department work on cleaning the ditches. No approval was given for the temporary drainage application.

A hearing was held to consider issuance of malt beverage licenses to operate outside of a municipality for the 2011-2012 licensing period. It was moved by Maroney, seconded by Bowman, and carried to approve the retail on-off sale malt beverage license applications of Harms Oil Company (Jake’s Corner) for Tract A of Bessman’s First Addition NW ¼ Section 12-106-55 Clearwater Township, and Sandy Scheuren (Coonhunter Inn) for Lot 1 of Lot 3 SW ¼ Section 34-105-57, Rock Creek Township

Various 4-H Leaders and Extension Board members along with Extension Educator Jim Krantz and North District Extension Supervisor Rosie Nold reviewed options for the 4-H Advisor position created with the reorganization of the SDSU extension program. Options included a single county option, 2 county option (McCook County) 60% Miner 40%McCook, 2 county option 50/50 split between McCook & Miner. The state would pay 25% of the cost of the 4-H advisor’s salary costs on the 2 county options. SDSU would like a letter of intent by July 1 stating the county’s intentions for staffing. Nold stated that if Miner and McCook shared an advisor, joint activities such as special foods, fashion revue may take place, but Achievement Days would still remain separate. Further discussion between the counties will be pursued before the commission makes a final decision.

Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges presented the bid tabulation of the truck bids opened on May 17, 2011. The following bids were considered: Holcomb Freightliner $99,240 (did not meet specifications), Westman Freightliner $101,800 (did not meet specifications); Sheehan Mack $103,999 (met specifications); Boyer Ford Truck $107,194 (did not meet specifications). Motion by Wentland, seconded by Maroney and carried to award the bid to Sheehan Mack for the purchase of an end-dump truck.

Krempges stated that water issues located on County Road 3 one-half mile south of the Ramona Oil has required the closure of that road. His recommendation was to pump the water to the east as the slough has no outlet. Commissioners will not allow the releasing of water onto the land which would flow into the east fork of the Vermillion River. Commissioners instructed Krempges to wait until the east fork of the Vermillion is well within its banks and then bring the matter back to the commission to be reconsidered. At that time the project would be studied to lower the water level and then raise the elevation of the road.

With the passage of Senate Bill 129 Treasurer Debbie Eggert made a request to allow her office to take training to offer the sale of passports within her office. Motion by Bowman, seconded by Wentland to authorize the treasurer’s office to proceed with training and issuing of passports. She also presented the annual report of property qualifying for tax deed.

Zoning Administrator Kay Hageman presented the following plat for consideration. Motion by Maroney and seconded by Wentland to approve the resolution.

RESOLUTION 11-17

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the plat described as TRACT 1 OR BORAH’S ADDITION IN THE NORTHWEST QUARTER (NW ¼) OF SECTION FOURTEEN (14), TOWNSHIP ONE HUNDRED EIGHT (108) NORTH, RANGE FIFTY-FIVE (55) WEST OF THE 5TH P.M. IN MINER COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, be approved and accepted by the Board of County commissioners at its meeting of June 7th, 2011 and the county Auditor is hereby instructed to endorse on such plat a copy of this resolution and to certify the same.

Voting aye: Maroney, Bowman, Wentland and Thompson. Voting nay: none. Resolution approved this 7th day of June, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

Due to the changing of cell phone services Sheriff Lanny Klinkhammer would like to require each law officer to provide their own cell phone and provide an allowance for the phone service to each officer. Motion by Wentland, seconded by Maroney to require officers to utilize personal phones with the county providing through payroll $30 additional salary to cover for the phone service. Klinkhammer informed the board that Miner County officers will be assisting with patrolling of flooded areas within the Pierre & Ft. Pierre communities.

Commissioners reviewed correspondence from Architecture Inc. concerning the contract for the elevator project.

Motion by Bowman seconded by Maroney to and carried to make an operating transfer, as provided for in the 2011 budget, from General Fund to the Dispatch Fund in the amount of $15,000.

Claims allowed: Payroll by department: Commissioners $3533.25; Auditor $5385.77; Treasurer $5676.75; State's Attorney $3289.75; Custodian $2356.25; Director of Equalization $4483.88; Register of Deeds $4885.92 (includes Deanne Krantz @ $15.16/hr); Veteran Service Office $711.00; Sheriff $9640.25; Contract Law Enforcement $3169.75; Public Health Office $1663.36; Ambulance $4892.93; Extension $2266.00; Weed $789.25; Highway $31,450.27; Dispatch $7980.58; Emergency Management $2067.50.

Other Claims: Miner County Bank $6698.89, social security match, Wellmark, $30,378.19, health insurance match; SD Retirement System $4875.59, retirement match; Ron Krempes $9.00, Diane Rentz $9.00, Best Western Ramkota Inn $587.93, Cedar Shore Resort $122.93, Susan Connor $43.00, Debra Eggert $144.44, John D Haak $3.70, Kay Hageman $164.10, Wallace Jacobson $4.81, Jim Krantz $550.41, Karla Neises $149.44, Bruce Nelson $10.36, Dan Page $11.84, SD Assn Co Officials $150.00, travel; Alliance Communications $971.42, Alltel $154.09, Splitrock Properties $48.90, phone service; Al’s Service $72.57, Bullberry Systems, Inc $900.00, C & R Supply $734.88, General Equipment & Supplies $1652.10, Hard Drive Central $198.49, Howard Farmers Coop Assn $55.43, James Valley Nursery $217.50, Klinkhammer Plumbing $51.60, Thomas Mentele $40.00, Northern Truck Equipment $7765.14, Ultra, Inc $485.00, repairs; American Red Cross $240.00, employee CPR training, $236.51, county nurse CPR training; Norma Andersen $15.00, Donna Dietrich $150.64, Ericsson & Giles, Inc $206.00, Cathy Rehfuss $15.00, mental illness hearing expense; A-OX Welding Supply $45.32, Bierschbach Equip & Supply $742.76, Brock White Co $12,232.83, Butler Machinery $117.32, Campbell $39.99, Mike Clary $65.70, Dakotagas Propane $385.00, Dust-Tex Service $85.20, General Equipment & Supplies $1332.09, Homestead Building Supply $97.80, Howard Cold Storage $120.75, Howard Farmers Coop Assn $14,557.25, James River Equipment $57.75, Kimball Midwest $629.72, Kolorworks $99.98, Krug Products, Inc $28.45, LexisNexis $288.94; Mac’s Inc $157.58, McCook Printiing & Office Supply $148.66, Midstates Equipment & Supply $4585.34, National 4-H Supply Service $23.09, Office Peeps, Inc $283.66, Prostollo Auto Mall $78.66, Putoff Repair Sales & Service $57.33, Rafferty-Robbins Drug $12.00, Rusty’s Foodland $170.84, Sioux Falls Two Way Radio $309.00, David Skoglund $69.18, SD Federal Property Agency $16.50, Spencer Quarries $260.93, Stamp Fulfillment Services $257.00, Sturdevant’s Auto Parts $404.10, Thomson West $197.52, Titan Machinery $341.29, Tom’s Hardware Hank $146.67, Wheelco Brake & Supply $278.89, Zoll Medical Corp $379.83, supplies Davison County Jail $1820.00, prisoner care; Factor360 $300.00, website charges; Geotek Engineering $998.00, engineering services; Kelly J Goslinga $1187.00, court appointed attorney;

Howard City $1258.95, NW Energy & Comm $716.38, Xcel Energy $10.44, utilities; Interlakes Community Action $416.38, outreach worker; Lake County International $125.00, equipment rent; Miner County Pioneer, $228.78, publishing; Rev Paul Pater $25.00, Memorial Day speaker; Greg Protsch $900.00, office expense allowance; Servall towel & Linen $89.96, rent; SD Dept of Health Lab Service $52.00, blood alcohol; SD Dept of Transportation $14,508.28, contracted maintenance; Splitrock Properties $314.90, Triotel Communications, Inc $167.53, 911 charges; United States Treasury $269.54, fee.

The meeting adjourned to June 21, 2011. Dated this 7th day of June, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

 
 
 
 
 
May 17, 2011

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session May 17, 2011, in the Miner County Courthouse. Members present: Pat Maroney, Heath Thompson, Don Bowman and Roger Wentland. Absent: Voni Durant. Chairman Thompson called the meeting to order.

Motion by Wentland, seconded by Bowman and carried to approve the agenda as amended. The minutes of the May 3rd meeting were approved.

States Attorney Greg Protsch joined the meeting to discuss the current elevator project in relationship to the state historical society.

Register of Deeds Karla Neises requested a level increase for deputy register of deeds Deanne Krantz. Motion by Wentland, seconded by Bowman and carried to approve level increase from level 6 to level 8 for Ms. Krantz.

Ambulance Manager Cora Schwader reported on the shortage of volunteer EMT’s. Possible solutions to the problem were discussed. Schwader voiced concern that the community needs to know the seriousness of the situation.

A request for monetary support for the newly establishing VFW Baseball team was discussed. The commission will recommend that they seek support from the Miner County Recreation Association as the commission has granted funds to that organization to be used by all summer recreation programs.

Highway superintendent Ron Krempges and various vendors were present for the opening of the bids for a 2012 plow truck chassis. The following bids were received Westman Freightliner $101,800; Boyer Ford $107,194; Sheehan Mack $103,999; and Holcomb Freightliner $99,240. Different options and exclusions were included with the above mentioned bids. Motion by Wentland, seconded by Maroney and carried to table the bids until the June 7th meeting at 10:00 a.m. to allow Krempges and the commissioners’ highway representative time to review all specifications on all submitted bids. Krempges reviewed bridge repair, load limits and road repairs.

Commissioners briefly discussed the process for preparing the 2012 preliminary budget.

Draft sketches of the elevator project were reviewed. Commissioners restated that the scope of this project is to obtain blue prints and cost estimates that may be used to determine whether or not to proceed with the project.

Claims allowed: Alltel $79.83, Splitrock Properties $48.90, telephone; A-OX Welding Supply $45.32, Butler Machinery Co. $655.44, Campbell Supply $238.70, Chief $145.72, Dust-Tex Service $85.20, Great Plains International $56.67, Heart Smart Technology $1252.00, Howard Farmers Coop Assn $13,324.46, James River Equipment Co $312.50, Northern States Supply $75.21, Northern Truck Equipment $46.43, Office Peeps, Inc $780.88, Rafferty-Robbins Drug $15.99, Rusty’s Foodland $168.85, Cora Schwader $232.97, Sheehan Mack Sales & Equipment $34.21, Spencer Quarries, Inc $2778.03, Sturdevant’s Auto Parts $983.25, Tom’s Hardware Hank $374.62, Ultra, Inc $1208.00, VFW Teeners Baseball $50.00, Wheelco Brake & Supply $39.54, supplies; Architecture Incorporated $5614.70, miscellaneous service; Avera Queen of Peace $84.90, drug testing; Bob’s Electric $135.61, Crimestar Corp. $600.00, David Hinrichs $320.00, Howard Farmers Coop Assn $36.60, Office Peeps $101.54, Northern Truck Equipment $242.00, Ultra, Inc $235.00, repairs; Xcel Energy $10.18, electric service, Don Bowman $20.72, Kari Jo Carlson $5.18, Mike Clary $63.00, Michael Connor $6.29, Barbara Genzlinger $2.96, Patrick Maroney $86.58, Cora Schwader $34.78, travel; Howard City $1199.55, utilities; Interlakes Community Action $416.38, outreach worker; Larson & Nipe $254.40, special prosecutor; Miner County Treasurer $112.42, cash item; Qwest $93.17, Santel Communications $110.24, Splitrock Properties $314.90, Triotel Communications $176.38, 911 charges; Joey Ruml $45.00, blood alcohol; Servall Towel & Linen $44.98, rent.

The meeting adjourned to June 7, 2011. Dated this 17th day of May, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan R. Connor, Miner CountyAuditor

 
 
May 3, 2011

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session May 3, 2011, in the Miner County Courthouse. Members present: Pat Maroney, Heath Thompson, Voni Durant, Don Bowman and Roger Wentland. Absent: none. Chairman Thompson called the meeting to order. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Motion by Durant, seconded by Bowman and carried to approve the agenda as amended. The Auditor’s account with the County Treasurer showed an April 20, 2011 balance of $5,394,597.45 in all state, county, civil, school, and trust accounts.

It was moved by Maroney, seconded by Durant and carried to make an operating transfer, as provided for in the 2011 budget, from General Fund to the Dispatch Fund in the amount of $10,000.

Motion by Durant, seconded by Bowman and carried to authorize the auditor to make an automatic supplement for grant funds received to the Ambulance revenue & expenditure budget, $22,533.75.

Durant expressed concerns of the ambulance scheduling and lack of volunteers to cover the schedule. Possible solutions will be discussed at a future ambulance board meeting.

Board member John Weidler and Manager Jay Gilbertson of the East Dakota Water Development District met with the commission to review the possible re-formation of the Vermillion Watershed Advisory Board. Wentland stated that there is a push by various counties to revive the board.

Krempges reported on conversations he has had with Jerry Kampsoff concerning the installation of additional culvert to divert the water that is dammed up by his driveway and approach. Commissioners instructed Krempges to install an additional 18” culvert.

The board reviewed the structural engineering study. The building committee will take concerns to the building committee meeting with the architect scheduled for the afternoon.

Commissioners confirmed their previous decision to not pursue a drainage ordinance for Miner County.

Jim Krantz reviewed the structural proposals for the 4-H advisor positions suggested by the SDSU extension advisory and implementation committees. The strategic restructuring of SDSU Extension will be the reorganization into seven Regional Extension Centers. These centers will be located in Aberdeen, Faith, Mitchell, Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Watertown and will house extension specialists. An Extension 4-H advisor position will be developed and will be based on the county’s youth population. The state will support ½ of the funding for units with 2,500 youth. Miner County’s youth population is 544, therefore to receive the support from the state Miner County would need to combine with a surrounding county. Another option for the county is to assume more of the cost and retain a full time 4-H advisor for Miner County. Commissioner’s reviewed the draft budgets depicting different staffing scenarios. Further information will be provided when the commission meets with SDSU personnel at the May 17thcommission meeting.

The board adjourned as a board of commissioners and reconvened as a board of equalization. Having no further equalization business it was motioned by Bowman and seconded by Wentland to end equalization for 2011. Motion carried.

Claims allowed: Payroll by department: Commissioners $3533.25; Auditor $5757.19; Treasurer $5676.75; State's Attorney $3289.75; Custodian $3139.25; Director of Equalization $4662.47 (includes Cindy Foster @$14.72); Register of Deeds $5202.78; Veteran Service Office $972.92; Sheriff $9640.25; Contract Law Enforcement $2954.75; Public Health Office $1920.96; Ambulance $8068.56; WIC $139.84; Extension $2266.00; Weed $689.25; Highway $31,357.08; Dispatch $9671.78 (includes Randy Schwader, Sara Rentschler, Mary Moe @$14.28; Sharon Kommes, Gibi Page, Janet Haak, Jerry Sprecher, Jenny Grendler $14.50/ hr); Emergency Management $2067.50

Other Claims: Miner County Bank $7229.68, social security match, Wellmark, $30,378.19, health insurance match; SD Retirement System $5046.80, retirement match; Jim Krantz $189.00, travel; Erin Feldhaus $672.00, Angela Beyer $20.00, Colleen Noid $120.00, Cathy Cavigielli $232.00, David Claussen $316.00, Barb Genzlinger $336.00, Kimberly Halverson $22.64, Donna Klinkhammer $456.00, Lanny Klinkhammer $579.00, Rick Olson $341.75, Jay Goldammer $24.00, Kelli Smith 96.00, ambulance attendants, Jerry Adler $10.00, Mike Clary $10.00, Mike Sebert $10.00, ambulance EVOC drivers, Alliance Communications $1001.13, Alltel $90.11, Butler Machinery $450.89, Fastenal Company $193.98, Great Plains International, Inc $74.98, Homestead Building Supply $440.01, Madison Instant Printing $492.49, Neve’s Uniforms & Equipment $124.95, Office Peeps, Inc $184.55, Puthoff Repairs Sales & Service $160.56, Sheehan Mack Sales & Equipment $68.42, Vander Haag’s Inc $423.28, Cresant Sales $2790.40, supplies; Howard Auto Clinic $415.46, repairs; Lake County Auditor $65.00, prisoner care; Miner County Conservation Dist $7000.00, grant; Miner County Pioneer $382.27, publishing; Minnehaha County $135.00, mental illness hearing expense; Greg Protsch $900.00, office expense allowance; SD Assn Co Highway Supts $30.00, travel; Zoll Medical Corp $21,900.07, ambulance equipment.

The next meeting of the Miner County Board of Commissioners will be held on May 17, 2011. Dated this 3rd day of May, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

 
 
April 28, 2011

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in regular session April 28, 2011, in the Miner County Courthouse. Members present: Pat Maroney, Heath Thompson, Voni Durant, Don Bowman and Roger Wentland. Absent: none . Chairman Thompson called the meeting to order.

Motion by Durant, seconded by Maroney and carried to approve the agenda as amended. The minutes of the April 12th meeting were approved.

Motion by Maroney, seconded by Bowman and carried to approve the prisoner housing agreement with Minnehaha County at the rate of $77.26/day/prisoner.

Motion by Durant, seconded by Wentland and carried to approve the 2010-11 WIC contract with the South Dakota Department of Health.

Weed Control Superintendent Robert Calmus joined the meeting for the opening of Weed Control Chemicals as advertised for a one-year supply. The following bid was submitted by Howard Farmers Coop: 4lb 24D Amine in 110 gallon mini bulk containers $11.86/gallon; 4 lb 24D Amine in 2 ½ gallon containers $12.12/per gallon; Tordon in 2 ½ gallon containers $55.85/gallon; Glyphosate in 2 ½ gallon containers $11.44/gallon; Grazon in 2 ½ gallon containers $29.12/gallon; Plateau in 1 gallon containers $178.92/gallon; Milestone in 1 gallon & 2 ½ gallon containers $341.50/gallon. Motion by Bowman, seconded by Durant and carried (Wentland abstained) to award the bid for Weed Control Chemicals to Howard Farmers Coop.

Commissioners reviewed the structural engineer’s report of the courthouse. The courthouse building commissioners will make recommendations for suggested repairs at a future meeting.

Zoning Administrator Kay Hageman presented the following plats for consideration. Motion by Bowman, seconded by Durant and carried to adopt the following resolution.

RESOLUTION 11-15

BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE plat described as TRACT 1 of BERGHEIM’S ADDITION IN THE NORTHWEST QUARTER (NW ¼) OF SECTION FIVE (5), TOWNSHIP ONE HUNDRED SEVEN (107) NORTH, RANGE FIFTY-FIVE (55) WEST OF THE 5TH P.M. IN MINER COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, be approved and accepted by the Board of County Commissioners at its meeting of April 28, 2011 and the county Auditor is hereby instructed to endorse on such plat a copy of this resolution and to certify the same.

Voting aye: Maroney, Durant, Bowman, Wentland and Thompson. Voting nay: none. Resolution adopted this 28th day of April, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

Motion by Maroney and seconded by Wentland to adopt the following resolution.

RESOLUTION 11-16

BE IT RESOLVED THAT the plat described as TRACT 1 OF SHUMAKER’S ADDITION IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE ¼) OF SECTION THIRTY-ONE (31), TOWNSHIP ONE HUNDRED SIX (106) NORTH, RANGE FIFTY-SIX (56) WEST OF THE 5TH P.M. IN MINER COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, be approved and accepted by the Board of County Commissioners at its meeting of April 28, 2011 and the county Auditor is hereby instructed to endorse on such plat a copy of this resolution and to certify the same.

Voting aye: Maroney, Durant, Wentland, Bowman and Thompson. Voting nay: none. Resolution adopted this 28th day of April, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges reported on the purchase of a box scraper and that due to equipment being hauled on township roads for bridge repair the county has been maintaining that portion of township road. Commissioners determined that the culvert previously installed in the driveway of Jerry Kampsoff is not sufficient for the flow of water and is causing the water to back up onto his property. Commissioners instructed Krempges to add another culvert to alleviate the backing up of water. The water issue with Sibson’s due to the build up of the road by Keystone Pipeline project was discussed. The commission made the recommendation to add a culvert after consulting with Rock Creek Township. Krempges requested a level raise for Darwin Callies. Motion by Wentland, seconded Durant and carried to increase Darwin Callies from Level 2 to Level 3.

Gary Drewes of Hagen Benefits, Ladene Bachtel, underwriting manager of Hagen Benefits and a representative of Claims Associates reviewed the insurance and claims process.

Ron Stauffer of Beckenhauer Construction provided information on construction manager at risk and design build services that his company provides. The cost of their services is based upon the intricacy of the project and on a percentage basis.

The total unassigned fund balance of the General Fund as of March 31, 2011 is $1,027,294.55 which represents a 35.49% fund balance percentage based on the 2011 total General Fund budget.

The board adjourned as a board of commissioners and reconvened as a board of equalization.

The board considered Appeals 11-01, 11-02, the resident appeals of Eulyla Foster regarding the following parcels: SE ¼ 27-105-58 and N ½ N ½ SW ¼ 27-105-58. Eulyla Foster was present for the hearing and stated that the assessed values should be reduced as the parcels have a great deal of land that is under water. Hageman explained that the quarter in question is not valued higher than the surrounding parcels. Hageman recommended no change in the values of the ag land but agreed with the removal of valuation of the dilapidated buildings removed by local board. Hageman also informed Ms. Foster of the flooded acre program which must be applied for before November 1st and must meet certain requirements for the land to qualify.

The board considered Appeal 11-03, the resident appeal of Eulyla Foster regarding the following parcels: Lot 6 of NW ¼ exc E. 200’ Acre Prop. NW ¼ 10-106-58 Clinton Township Fedora Village; Lot 7 of NW ¼ exc E.200’ Acre Prop. NW /14 10-106-58 Clinton Township Fedora Village; and L. 12-13-14-15 of NW ¼ exc E.5’ of 12 & 13 Carpenter’s Add. Clinton Township Fedora. Eulyla Foster stated that the assessed values should be reduced on each of the lots and

that the house values should be reduced. Hageman agreed with the local board in reducing the value of the house from 1,998 to 300 and recommended no change in the values of the lots or the house located on Lot 7.

Motion by Durant, seconded by Wentland and carried to deny appeal 11-01 and to make no changes in the land values. Motion by Wentland, seconded by Maroney and carried to deny appeal 11-02 and to make no changes in the land values. Motion by Bowman, seconded by Durant and carried to deny appeal 11-03 and to make no changes in the values.

The board recessed until May 3rd. The board reconvened as a board of commissioners.

Cora Schwader joined the meeting to review the new hire within the dispatch department. To abide by the personnel policy any family member hired for employment must be approved by the commission. Motion by Bowman, seconded by Wentland and carried to hire Joey Ruml as a dispatcher at level 1. Commissioners also supported the hiring of another dispatcher to relieve some of the scheduling issues within that department.

Claims allowed: Alltel $173.65, phone service; Black Book $67.00, Brock White Co $6495.02, Susan Connor $87.35, Dakota Propane $330.00, Gall’s Inc $127.18, Howard Farmers Coop Assn $911.99, Krug Products $22.72, Light & Siren $149.95, Mac’s Inc $54.95, Mid-American Research $592.77, Neve’s Uniforms & Equipment $33.90, Schuneman Equipment Co $4100.00, Spencer Quarries $5057.21, Vander Haag’s Inc $449.00, supplies; Bob’s Electric $45.00, Sioux Falls Two Way Radio $40.98, repairs; Wahltek $14,635.00, dispatch repairs, supplies & equipment; Don Bowman $69.56, Susan Connor $34.78, Voni Durant $29.60, Lanny Klinkhammer $242.60, Patrick Maroney $72.56, SD Assn of County Officials $450.00, The Lodge at Deadwood $210.00, Heath Thompson $55.50, travel; Lynne Calmus $45.00, blood alcohol testing; Dakota Supply Group $2950.00, Homeland Security equipment-generator; Barbara Esser $1500.00, health services contract; Miner County Treasurer $268.16, cash item-postage & supplies; NW Energy & Comm $1142.47, gas service; Qwest $93.17, Santel Communications $55.12, Triotel Communications $177.53, 911 chgs; SD Continuing Legal Education $550.00, law books; Servall Towel & Linen $56.42, rent; SD Assn Co Commissioners $1337.65, quarterly catastrophic legal expense; SD Dept of Transportation $2461.97, contracted maintenance.

The meeting adjourned to May 3, 2011. Dated this April 28, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

 
 
April 12, 2011

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in adjourned session April 12, 2011, in the Miner County Courthouse. Members present: Don Bowman, Pat Maroney, Roger Wentland, Voni Durant and Heath Thompson. Absent: none. Chairman Thompson called the meeting to order.

The Auditor’s account with the County Treasurer showed a March 31, 2011 balance of $3,798,987.70 in all state, county, civil, school, and trust accounts.

Motion by Durant, seconded by Wentland and carried to approve the agenda as amended.

The minutes of the March 15th and March 30th meetings were approved.

Cora Schwader made a request for level raises for all dispatchers. Motion by Maroney, seconded by Bowman and carried to grant the following level changes: Randy Schwader, Sara Rentschler and Mary Moe from Level 3 to Level 4; Sharon Kommes, Gibi Page, Janet Haak, Jerald Sprecher and Jenny Grendler from Level 4 to Level 5.

Motion by Durant, seconded by Wentland and carried to enter into the agreement with the SD Dept of Transportation for the Force Account Agreement for the 2010 Flood Event C.

Motion by Maroney, seconded by Durant and carried to deny Poor Relief Cases 11-02 & 11-03 due to lack of information available to determine residency and eligibility.

Motion by Wentland, seconded by Durant and carried to deny Poor Relief Case 11-04 as services rendered were for scheduled services and required prior approval.

Treasurer Debbie Eggert presented the list of taxes to be declared uncollectible buildings on leased site. Distress warrants were issued to Lanny Klinkhammer Miner County Sheriff and returned to the treasurer as uncollectible. Motion by Wentland and seconded by Maroney to adopt the following resolution.

RESOLUTION 11-10

WHEREAS, SDCL 10-22 requires the Board of Commissioners to examine the Delinquent Buildings on Leased Site, and

WHEREAS, the County Treasurer has presented said Building on Leased Site Delinquent Tax List, and the same has been examined pursuant to law, and

WHEREAS, a distress warrant has been issued and returned unsatisfied and it appears that the following listed taxes are presently uncollectible:

Cheryl Smith Bldg on leased site, Lot 10, Oines Trailer Park

Howard City Acre Property, SE ¼ 3-106-56

2009 Tax $101.65

Jacky Nordland Bldg on lease site, Lot 7, Oines Trailer Park

Howard City Acre Property, SE ¼ 3-106-56

2009 Tax $121.57

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Miner County Commissioners that the above listed taxes are presently declared uncollectible within the meaning of SDCL 10-22-30.

Dated this 12th day of April, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

Emergency Management Director Bob Calmus reported the amount of damage that has occurred to the township and county roads, culverts and bridges due to the spring flooding and requested that the commission declare Miner County a disaster area and submit the resolution to the State of SD. Motion by Maroney, seconded by Wentland to adopt the following resolution.

RESOLUTION 11-11

WHEREAS, Miner County, South Dakota, has suffered severe damage to township and county roads due to flooding that has occurred during this spring, and

WHEREAS, the cost of repairing the damage due to the spring flooding has caused financial hardship on the county and the townships within Miner County

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Miner County Board of Commissioners for, and on behalf of the citizens of Miner County, request the Governor of the State of South Dakota to petition the President of the United States to declare Miner County, South Dakota an emergency/disaster area.

Voting aye: Maroney, Durant, Wentland, Thompson and Bowman. Voting nay: none.

Resolution adopted this 12th day of April, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

The hearing to consider the renewal of the franchise for Southeastern Electric Cooperative, Inc. to construct, maintain and operate along, upon and over all the public highways of the county was held. Brad Schardin of Southeastern Electric Cooperative was present to answer questions concerning the renewal process. Motion by Maroney and seconded by Bowman that the following resolution be approved.

RESOLUTION 11-12

WHEREAS, Southeastern Electric Cooperative, Inc., of Marion, South Dakota, on the 10th day of March, 2011, filed with the County Auditor of Miner County, South Dakota, its duly verified Petition for the purpose of obtaining and acquiring one franchise for both its existing transmission and distribution lines and electric system and the planned extension and future expansion thereof, from Miner County, South Dakota, by and through its County Commissioners, for the right to maintain its existing and future electric system and to erect and maintain poles and wires for the purpose of transmitting and distributing electricity for lighting, heating and power purposes in, upon, across and along public lands and thoroughfares of Miner County, South Dakota, for rural electrification throughout said County and State for a period of twenty years;

WHEREAS, said application was heard and considered by the members of the Board of County Commissioners of said County of Miner, in South Dakota, on the 12th day of April, 2011, at the hour of 9:30 o’clock a.m., in the Commissioners’ Room, in the Courthouse, Miner County, South Dakota, due notice of said hearing having been given by mail as provided by law to all persons, firms or corporations owning or operating transmission, distribution, telegraph or telephone lines in, upon, across and along public lands and thoroughfares or along any part of the highways of said County;

WHEREAS, it appearing to the satisfaction of the Board of County Commissioners of said County that the request contained in said Petition should be granted;

THEREFORE, BEI TI RESOLVED, by the Miner County Board of Commissioners that the right to construct, maintain and operate poles and wires, both for its existing transmission and distribution lines and system, and also for its future extension and expansion, for the purpose of transmitting and distributing electricity for lighting, heating and power purposes in, upon, across and along public lands and thoroughfares within Miner County, South Dakota, for rural electrification, on a county-wide-basis, for a period of twenty (20) years from and after the date and passage hereof, be, and it hereby is, granted to said Southeastern Electric Cooperative, Inc., of Marion, South Dakota, subject to the terms and conditions of Chapter 31-26 of the South Dakota Codified Laws (1984 Revisions).

Voting aye: Maroney, Bowman, Wentland, Durant and Thompson. Voting nay: none.

Dated this 12th day of April, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

The hearing to consider the renewal of the franchise for Northern Natural Gas, Inc. to construct, maintain and operate along, upon and over all the public highways of the county was held. No representative from Northern Natural Gas was present to answer questions concerning the renewal process. Motion by Maroney and seconded by Wentland that the following resolution be approved.

RESOLUTION 11-13

WHEREAS, Northern Natural Gas Company, a corporation, on the 11th day of March, 2011, filed with the County Auditor of the County of Miner, South Dakota, a written application for a grant of the right to construct, maintain, and operate natural gas pipelines over, upon, along and across the following public highways in said County of Miner, to wit:

Entering Miner County along the section line of Section 24, Township 107 North, Range 55 West, thence proceeding southwesterly and crossing sections lines between Sections 23 and 24, 23 and 26, 26 and 27, 27 and 28, 28 and 33, 32 and 33, 31 and 32, all in Township 107 North, Range 55 West; crossing the section line between Section 31, Township 107 North, Range 55 West, and Section 36, Township 107 North, Range 56 West, and Section 1, Township 106 North, Range 56 West; and crossing the section line between Section 1 and 2, Township 106 North, Range 56 West; and

WHEREAS said application was heard by the Board of County Commissioners of said County of Miner on the 12th day of April, 2011, at the hour of 9:45 a.m. at the Miner County Courthouse, Howard, South Dakota, due notice of said hearing having been given by mail, in strict compliance with the requirements of law, to all persons, firms or corporations owning or operating electric, telephone, telegraph, gas, railroad, or water line on or along any part of the highway hereinbefore described which the proposed transmission or distribution line of Northern Natural Gas Company, hereinafter referred to as “Petitioner,” is to occupy, all in accordance with the terms and provisions in SDCL Chapter 31-26 and all acts amendatory thereto.

WHEREAS, no person, firm, or corporation has appeared in opposition to the granting of such application, and it appearing to the satisfaction of the Board of County Commissioners that no differences have arisen or exist between the Petitioner and any owner of any electric, telephone, telegraph, gas, railroad, or water line on or along any part of said highways; and it further appearing to the satisfaction of the board that the construction, operation and maintenance of the a Petitioner’s distribution and transmission line as now installed and operating and with additions thereto will not interfere with the maintenance and operation of any other line upon any part of said highways;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County commissioners of the County of Miner, that, subject to the conditions hereinafter set forth, Petitioner is hereby granted renewed permission and authority to lay, construct, operate, and maintain natural gas pipelines over, upon, along, and across the public highways in Miner County for a period of twenty years from the date of this resolution, subject to the terms and conditions of SDCL Chapter 31-26 and all acts amendatory thereto; provided, however, that said Petitioner shall immediately backfill, reconstruct, and replace the portions of the roads across which said pipelines are laid and constructed so that such roads shall be in equally as good a condition as prior to such construction; provided further that Petitioner shall be responsible for doing any work which, due to the existence of said pipeline undercrossings, needs to be done on said roads at the location thereof in order to maintain said roads in a condition equal to other portions of said roads; provided further that, should Petitioner remove said pipelines from any of said roads, it will replace and recondition the road concerned, at the location of said removal, insubstantially the same condition as it was prior to such removal; further the Petitioner agrees that if at any time changes or improvements are deemed necessary on any part of the roads in Miner County Which affect Petitioner, then Petitioner shall make such changes of its facilities as may be deemed necessary, such work to be done without cost to the unit of government responsible for the affected road; provided further that the construction of said pipeline facilities or allowing existing facilities to remain by Petitioner shall be considered and shall constitute an acceptance of this resolution and of all of the terms and conditions herein set forth.

Voting aye: Maroney, Wentland, Bowman, Durant and Thompson. Voting nay: none. Resolution approved this 12th day of April, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

Jerry Kampshoff met with the commission voicing his concerns as to the water that stands within his yard due to the capacity of the culvert placed within county road #7 and in the driveway access. The water is affecting the drain field for the sewage system for the house. Commissioners will consult legal counsel on the process for alleviating the water.

Krempges reported on several cleanup days scheduled for Carthage City and Canova Village. Bridge replacement project south east of Carthage will begin this week.

Mike and Sue Sibson presented information as to water that is backing up into their existing feedlot due to the raising of the road grade when improvements were made to county road #20 during the TransCanada construction. The overflow no longer spills over the road and now backs up to the north into their feedlot. Commissioners informed Sibsons that they will consult with legal counsel on the situation.

Motion by Bowman, seconded by Durant and carried to approve the lease of a Caterpillar 420 D Backhoe Loader from Butler Machinery, North Central Rental & Leasing through the bid of Brookings County. (12 month lease $21,800)

Tami Moore of the Miner County Conservation District reviewed the district’s annual report.

Liz Squyer of Architecture Inc. reviewed the Structural Engineer’s report. Different water issues were noted with recommended solutions. No structural deficiencies were discovered through the report. Geo-Tech will proceed with the soil testing within the next 2 weeks. The site survey proposals submitted by Ulteig, $4800 for entire property and $2800 for the east half of the property and Banner Consulting, $7500 for entire property and $5000 for east half of property. Motion by Maroney, seconded by Durant and carried to contract with Ulteig Engineering for the surveying of the east half of the property for $2800.

Director of Equalization Kay Hageman presented the following plat for consideration. Motion by Bowman and seconded by Durant to adopt the following resolution.

RESOLUTION 11-14

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MINER COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, that the plat of C.J. Hueners Tract 1 in the SE ¼ of Section 25, Township 106 N, Range 55 W of the 5th P.M., Miner County, South Dakota, which has been submitted for examination pursuant to law, is hereby approved and the County Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to endorse on such plat a copy of this Resolution and certify the same.

Voting aye: Bowman, Maroney, Durant, Wentland and Thompson. Voting nay: none. Resolution adopted this 12th day of April, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

Hageman requested a level raise for Cindy Foster. Motion by Wentland, seconded by Maroney and carried grant the level raise for Cindy Foster from level 5 to level 6.

The board adjourned as a Board of Commissioners and reconvened as a Board of Equalization. Members took their oaths. Director of Equalization Kay Hageman was also present.

Motion by Bowman, seconded by Durant and carried to authorize the Director of Equalization to make changes on the assessment rolls to reflect the qualifying applications for the freeze on assessments of dwellings of the disabled and senior citizens.

The annual applications for tax exempt status, as previously published in the legal newspaper were reviewed.

Motion by Wentland, seconded by Maroney and carried to authorize the Director of Equalization to make changes on the assessment rolls to reflect the qualifying applications for the exemption on assessments of dwellings of the disabled veterans.

The board recessed as a board of Equalization until April 28, 2011.

The Board reconvened as a board of commissioners on the 3rd floor in the Miner County courtroom. Those present for discussion on flooding issues associated with Lake Thompson included the following Kingsbury County officials: commissioners Joe Jensen, Audrey Lembke, Shelley Nelson and Roger Lee; Deputy Auditor Amy Wilkenson; States Attorney Greg Gass; Emergency Management Director Cindy Bau; Highway Superintendent Dave Sorenson; Miner County States Attorney Gregory Protsch; the following Lake County officials: Emergency Management Director Donald Thomson; Shelli Gust from States Attorney Office; Commissioner Roger Hageman; the following McCook County officials: Emergency Management Director Brad Stiefvater; commissioners Ron Scharffenberg, Marc Dick, Sheldon Butzke and Bill Smith; Highway Superintendent Mic Kreutzfeldt; Tara Oleson Montrose City Council; Miner County Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges; and Miner County Emergency Management Director Bob Calmus; Brad Preheim of the Vermillion Basin Water Development District; Darrell Raschke manager James River Water Development District; a representative with the SD Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources; various members of Miner County township boards; members of the press; former Miner County Commissioner Tom Dold and various other interested parties. Shelly Nelson, chairman of Kingsbury County Commission stated the request for meeting was due to the flooding issue occurring on Lakes Thompson & Henry in Kingsbury County. Cindy Bau, Emergency Mgt. Director of Kingsbury reviewed the flooding events. She stated that currently the lakes are 4 feet over flood stage. She has prepared a map of where incidents where water is draining into Lake Thompson. There is much concern for the 78 structures located between Lake Henry and Lake Thompson. The three township roads that give access to those structures are underwater.

Greg Gass, Kingsbury Co. State Attorney stated 2 main points of concern: the 5 mile road – Miner County Road #4 & the township road 224th Street. Are those roads interfering with the outflow of the water? Kingsbury County would like a consensus as to how to alleviate the problem . If a consensus cannot be reached he suggested that the counties go through the State Water Management Board to have an administrative hearing. They recognize that is not just an issue between Kingsbury and Miner County. Other counties downstream have a vested interested in the solution. He acknowledge the lawsuits that were brought about in 2000 where a land owner brought suit against Belleview Township. Kingsbury County would like to work together to increase the capacity of the culverts so that the flow of water would increase out of Lake Thompson. Nelson suggested a clean out of the channel so that there would be a more timely and natural flow.

Miner County Chairman Thompson asked if the Kingsbury commission was aware of the Upper Vermillion River Watershed Study prepared by Victor Engineering in 1997. The study was a result of work requested by the Vermillion Basin Watershed Management Advisory Board which was comprised of representatives from the following counties: Turner, Kingsbury, Miner, Lake, McCook, Minnehaha and Clay. Commissioner Wentland suggested that the Vermillion Basin Watershed Management Advisory Board should reconvene to come up with solutions as this study had a significant cost to complete. States Attorney Protsch stated that the study had 5 possible solutions to alleviate the water problems and that those suggestions should be explored. Gass & the Kingsbury Commission were not familiar with the advisory board and study but would be willing to review the study.

Former Miner County Commissioner Tom Dold stated that in 1996 county road #4 was breeched and as a result Lake & Turner County sued Miner County. And, that a $3.4 million grant was within our grasp until the funds were diverted to the James River area. Also, the Topeka shiner entered into the project. It was then requested that a study to review the impact on the shiner be completed. The cost of the Topeka shiner study and the onset of dry weather caused the advisory board to become inactive.

Commissioner Thompson asked if Kingsbury County would be open to activate this board. Commissioner Nelson stated that it sounds like a place to start. She also asked if there is any immediate solution to alleviate the problem.

Brad Prehiem Vermillion Water Development Association. Asked if a legislative order would be required to reconvene the board. Darrel Raschke of the James River Water Development District-thought that it could just be called together and if it was reconvened members should invite the area WDD administrators to be involved Lynn Beck DENR - suggested that the SD DENR be involved in the planning through the Vermillion River Watershed Board. McCook Emergency Management Director Stiefvater stated that the more people that will be effected the better chances for mitigation $’s but it will be a long process when taking in a project of this scope from Kingsbury to Vermillion counties. Kingsbury Commission stated that they are very open to the proposed opening of the board.

The meeting was moved to the commissioners’ room. Krempges returned to continue his hwy report. Equipment repairs and purchases were covered. Road conditions due to the frost coming out of the ground have created some soft roads. In the past farmers have used their box scrapers which worked well on the soft areas where as the motorgraders sink and cause more problems. Commissioners agreed that Krempges should be looking for a box scraper.

Claims allowed: Payroll by department: Commissioners $3533.25; Auditor $5624.54; Treasurer $5676.75; State's Attorney $3289.75; Custodian $2584.63 (includes Lou & Henry Rentschler @14.50/hr); Director of Equalization $4146.00; Register of Deeds $4887.94; Veteran Service Office $711.00; Sheriff $9643.25; Contract Law Enforcement $2954.75; Public Health Office $1648.64; Ambulance $4792.93; Extension $2284.00; Weed $847.65 (includes Wally Jacobson @14.40/hr); Highway $45,892.58; Dispatch $8737.88; Emergency Management $2067.50; Other Claims: Miner County Bank $7867.25, social security match, Wellmark, $30,378.19, health insurance match; SD Retirement System $5779.78, retirement match; Joe Erpenbach $9.00, Grant Stevens $9.00, Terry Carlson $9.00, Donald Eppe $9.00, Harvey Schrank $9.00, Edwin Meyer $9.00, Arnum Blunt $9.00, Darwin Callies $9.00, Ron Krempges $18.00, Diane Rentz $9.00, Lanny Klinkhammer $3.00, Karla Neises $9.00, Karen Beranek $18.00, travel; Alliance Communications $953.84, Alltel $93.26, Splitrock Properties $48.90, phone service; American Red Cross $106.00, CPR training; Audio Electronics Etc. $175.00, Bob’s Electric $45.00, Butler Machinery Co $233.60, Dan’s Heating & Cooling $124.66, Howard Auto Clinic $430.99, Howard Farmers Coop Assn $18.00, Northern Truck Equipment Co $3119.32, Office Peeps, Inc $100.17, Sioux Falls Two Way Radio $239.94, VanGuard Appraisals, Inc $1945.00, Sturdevants Auto Parts $13.31, repairs; Best Western Ramkota $86.00, Horticulture Master Gardener $60.00, Jim Krantz $424.24, Ron Krempges $18.00, travel; Butler Machinery Co $876.18, Catco Parts Service $64.93, Central Business Supply $56.48, Continental Research Corp $398.54, Cummins Central Power $72.16, Dakota Data Shred $47.88, Dakota Fire Equipment $423.00, Dust-Tex Service $84.96, General Equipment & Supplies $370.11, Homestead Building Supply $242.46, Howard Farmers Coop Assn $20,899.79, Huron Culvert & Tank Co $15,131.80, Lund Truck Parts $210.00, Lyle Signs $2737.30, Mid-American Research $109.98, Northern Truck Equipment $153.33, Office Peeps, Inc $171.98, Rafferty-Robbins Drug $4.19, Rusty’s Foodland $190.02, SD Federal Property Agency $116.25, Sturdevant’s Auto Parts $1205.98, Tom’s Hardware Hank $75.93, Wheelco Brake & Supply $189.62, supplies; Canova-Epiphany Senior Citizens $126.00, senior citizens grant; Davison County Jail $260.00, prisoner care; deCastro Law Office $1204.35, Ericsson & Giles, Inc $425.80, Philip Parent $605.80, court appointed attorney; Howard City $1644.04, utilities; Interlakes Community Action $416.38, outreach worker; Miner County Pioneer $395.79, publishing; Minnehaha County $1019.02, juvenile detention; N Central Rental & Lease $21,800.00, rent;

Gregory Protsch $900.00, office expense allowance; Rural Learning Center $12,000.00, Urban/Rural Dev; Servall Towel & Linen $56.42, rent; Xcel Energy $29.24, electric service, Splitrock Properties $314.90, 911 charges.

The meeting adjourned to April 28th. Dated this 12th day of April, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

 
March 30, 2011

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in special session March 30, 2011, in the Miner County Courthouse. Members present: Pat Maroney, Heath Thompson, Voni Durant, Don Bowman and Roger Wentland. Absent: none . Chairman Thompson called the meeting to order.

Motion by Maroney, seconded by Wentland and carried to approve the agenda as amended.

Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges presented the following resolution for consideration. Motion by Maroney and seconded by Durant to adopt the following resolution.

RESOLUTION 11-7

WHEREAS Title 23, Section 151, United States Code and Title 23, Part 650, Subpart C, Code of Federal Regulations, requires initial inspection of all bridges and reinspection at intervals not to exceed two years with the exception of reinforced concrete box culverts that meet specific criteria. These culverts are reinspected at intervals not to exceed four years.

THEREFORE, Miner County is desirous of participating in the Bridge Inspection Program using Bridge Replacement funds.

The County requests SDDOT to hire Ulteig Engineers, Inc. (Consulting Engineers) for the inspection work. SDDOT will secure federal approvals, make payments to the Consulting Engineer for inspection services rendered, and bill the County for 20% of the cost. The County will be responsible for the required 20% matching funds.

Dated this 30th day of March, 2011, at Howard, South Dakota.

Voting aye: Maroney, Durant, Wentland, Bowman & Thompson. Voting nay: none. Resolution adopted.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

Commissioner Maroney presented the following resolution to support the Community Services Block Grant program. Motion by Bowman and seconded by Wentland to adopt the following resolution.

RESOLUTION 11-8

WHEREAS, the Inter-Lakes Community Action Partnership (ICAP) serves fourteen counties in eastern South Dakota, and

WHEREAS, ICAP uses Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds to support a variety of programs to provide hands-on assistance to economically disadvantaged citizens in Miner County, and

WHEREAS, the CSBG program has been targeted for virtual elimination as part of the reauthorization of the FY 2011 Continuing Resolution passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, and

WHEREAS, the funding cut will drastically curb or end many of the vital economic security services to many of the needy citizens of Miner County, and

WHEREAS, CSBG funds have been used to help many families and individuals in Miner County to become self-sufficient and not have to rely on public assistance, and

WHEREAS, ICAP has designed several innovative programs using CSBG funds to meet the local needs of Miner County, and

WHEREAS, ICAP has proven to be responsible and accountable in the use of CSBG and funds provided by Miner County, and

WHEREAS, the citizens of Miner County trust ICAP and appreciate the local service ICAP provides, so

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Miner County Board of Commissioners strongly encourage our congressional delegation to vote to support the CSBG program and ensure full funding in the FY 2011 and FY 2012 budgets.

Voting aye: Maroney, Wentland, Bowman, Durant and Thompson. Voting nay: none. Resolution adopted this 30th day of March, 2011.

Heath Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

Emergency Management Director Bob Calmus reviewed the process for declaring a disaster due to the spring flooding. Calmus is presently collecting repair cost estimates from each township and the county. This information will be used to determine whether a disaster declaration will be considered at a future meeting. Other flooding issues were also discussed.

Motion by Maroney and seconded by Durant to adopt the following resolution.

RESOLUTION 11-9

WHEREAS, SDCL 7-21-51 allows the board of commissioners to authorize the accumulation of funds for a period longer than one year for capital outlay purposes;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Miner County Board of Commissioners set forth funds from the General Fund for capital outlay accumulation as follows: $150,000 for the overlay project in 2014.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that such funds shall be expended within eighty-four months from the date of this resolution or the funds shall revert to the fund from which they were originally appropriated.

Voting aye: Wentland, Maroney, Bowman, Durant and Thompson. Voting nay: none.

Resolution approved this 30th day of March, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

Claims allowed: Alltel $130.31, phone service; Anderson Oil Co $55.00, Boyer Ford Trucks $106.27, Cummins Central Power $134.61, Dakota Body Shop $367.64, Gall’s Inc $335.93, General Equipment & Supplies $2121.26, Gessner Welding $645.70, Kimball Midwest $160.86, Kreisers Inc $86.28, Mid-American Research $192.13, Northern States Supply $9.83, Northern Truck Equipment $1191.00, Office Peeps, Inc $36.62, Rockmount Research & Alloys $806.77, Stamp Fulfillment Services $798.60, Wheelco Brake & Supply $364.22, supplies; Karen Beranek $124.32, Best Western Ramkota Inn $943.89, Don Bowman $136.16, Mike Clary $52.99, Susan Connor $136.14, Voni Durant $44.40, Erin Feldhaus $99.90, Ron Krempges $18.00, Patrick Maroney $169.84, SD Assn Assessing Officers $100.00, The Lodge At Deadwood $93.00, Heath Thompson $61.75, travel; Community Counseling Service $4000.00, Drug Abuse & Mental Health Center grant; Dakota Body Shop $225.00, Dan’s Heating & Cooling $177.27, General Equipment & Supplies $2385.81,Gessner Welding $1160.00, Hard Drive Central $294.84, SDN Technologies $50.00, SD Dept of Transportation $72.38, repairs; deCastro Law Office $151.20, court appointed attorney; Emergency Training Assn $90.00, Ambulance in service education; Miner County Treasurer $123.62, cash-item postage & supplies; NW Energy & Comm $1750.25, gas service; Servall Towel & Linen $56.42, rent; SD Dept of Health Service $35.00, blood alcohol testing.

The meeting adjourned to April 12, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 
March 15, 2011

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in adjourned session March 15, 2011, in the Miner County Courthouse. Members present: Pat Maroney, Heath Thompson, Voni Durant, Don Bowman and Roger Wentland. Absent: none. Chairman Thompson called the meeting to order.

Motion by Durant, seconded by Bowman and carried to approve the agenda as amended. The minutes of March 1st were approved.

Extension Educator Jim Krantz informed the board that Karen Beranek has resigned as the youth educator for Miner and McCook Counties. Her service will be greatly missed.

Commissioners reviewed and approved the proposed Direct Deposit Agreement Form to be used for payroll processing.

Maroney informed the commission as to the cuts to the Federal Community Service Block Grants. Programs that could feel these effects which are operated through Interlakes Community Action include the transit, 60’s plus dining, weatherization, Nearly New and food pantry.

Larry Gauger introduced the Farm Service Agency Director Leah Turgeon. Commissioners welcomed her to Miner County.

Commissioners have made available CPR and AED training for all county employees. This training is mandatory for all employees who currently are not CPR certified.

Carmen Asencio with Senator Tim Johnson’s office gave a legislative update and listened to comments and concerns effecting Miner County.

Deb Sinkie of Johnson & Associated Insurance presented employee insurance plans that her company would like to make available to county employees. Commissioners encouraged her to put together a survey to determine the interest in participation.

Liz Squyer of Architecture Inc. presented the quotes for the structural review and geotechnical testing for the elevator project. One quote was received for the structural review. Motion by Maroney, seconded by Wentland and carried to award the structural review to Structural Engineering Associates, @$110/hr. not to exceed $1100. The following quotes were received for geotechnical testing: American Engineering Testing, Inc. $1850 and GeoTek Engineering & Testing Services, Inc. $1000. Motion by Maroney, seconded by Bowman and carried to contract with GeoTek for the geotechnical testing.

Claims allowed: Alltel $48.96, Alliance Communications $966.88, Splitrock Properties, $48.90, phone service; Al’s Service $44.21, Bob’s Electric $67.50, Computer Software Assn $130.00, Cummins Central Power $570.02, Gessner Welding $40.00, Office Peeps $39.39, The Radar Shop $117.00, SDN Technologies $100.00, Sturdevant’s Auto Parts $187.82, repairs; Avera Queen of Peace $102.80, drug testing; Brock White Co $41.91, Carthage Farmers Elevator $5.40, Colonial Research $817.10, Computer Software Assn $60.00, Cummins Central Power $230.76, Dust-Tex Service $84.90, GCR Tire Centers $2434.96, Gessner Welding $48.50, Homestead Building Supply $104.61, Howard Farmers Coop Assn $20,906.44, Kimball Midwest $75.54, Matheson Tri Gas Inc $488.37, Mid-American Research $131.54, Northern States Supply $167.39, Northern Truck Equipment $2351.98, Office Peeps, Inc $501.59, O’Keefe Implement $24.89, Rusty’s Foodland $88.73, Safe N Secure $3704.09, Stan Houston Equipment $64.00, Sturdevant’s Auto Parts $528.44, Titan Machinery $427.31, Tom’s Hardware $26.98, WW Tire Service $3239.68, supplies; Howard City $1635.23, Xcel Energy $68.38, utilities; Susan Connor $39.22, Crossroads Hotel $291.96, Rob Eggert $34.78, Jerauld Co Treasurer $20.35, Karla Neises $51.80, SD Asphalt Conference $100.00, travel; Ericsson & Giles, Inc $958.00, court appointed attorney; Howard Senior Citizens $120.00, senior citizens grant; Interlakes Community Action $416.38, outreach worker; Miner County Pioneer $14.00, publishing; Miner County Treasurer $101.24, cash item-postage & supplies; Quest $95.86, Santel Communications $55.12, Splitrock Properties $314.90, 911 charges; Servall towel & Linen $56.42, rent; SD Assn of Co Weed & Pest Brds $150.00, dues; SD Federal Property Agency $8200.00, truck.

The meeting adjourned to March 30, 2011. Dated this 15th day of March, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

 
 
 
March 1, 2011

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in adjourned session March 1, 2011, in the Miner County Courthouse. Members present: Don Bowman, Pat Maroney, Roger Wentland, Voni Durant and Heath Thompson. Absent: none. Chairman Thompson called the meeting to order.

The Auditor’s account with the County Treasurer showed a February 28, 2011 balance of $3,753,404.72 in all state, county, civil, school, and trust accounts.

Motion by Bowman, seconded by Wentland and carried to approve the agenda as amended.

The minutes of the February 15th meeting were approved.

Auditor Susan Connor presented the 2010 Annual Report for Miner County that has been filed with the SD Department of Legislative Audit.

Motion by Maroney seconded by Durant and carried to enter into executive session to prepare employee reviews 9:40 a.m. Commissioners returned to regular session at 10:00.

Highway superintendent Ron Krempges discussed the insurance settlement on the damaged truck sander, snow removal, equipment repairs and other highway matters.

It was moved by Wentland, seconded by Maroney and carried to purchase metal culverts, guard rail, steel piling, bridge decking, steel sheet piling, and timber bridge products, during the period from February 1, 2011, through January 31, 2012, off of the bid awarded by Beadle County to Huron Culvert and Tank.

Motion by Durant, seconded by Wentland and carried to enter into executive session to conduct employee reviews (10:34).

Returned to regular session (11:10). Motion by Wentland, seconded by Bowman and carried to increase both custodians’ pay to $14.50/hr.

Emergency Management Director Bob Calmus outlined his plan for the county narrowband migration using existing and future Homeland Security Grant funds. Calmus also sought guidance from the commission on spraying of county road right of ways where crops have been planted within the right of way. Commissioners instructed Calmus to spray the entire right of way.

Claims allowed: Payroll by department: Commissioners $3533.25; Auditor $5708.53; Treasurer $5676.75; State's Attorney $3289.75; Custodian $2076.90; Director of Equalization $4387.87; Register of Deeds $4893.66; Veteran Service Office $711.00; Sheriff $9863.32 (includes Amy Louise Klinkhammer @$13.94/hr); Contract Law Enforcement $2954.75; Public Health Office $1511.46 (includes Gibi Page @ $14.72/hr); Ambulance $4792.93; WIC $166.70; Extension $2266.00; Weed $689.25; Highway $31,307.29 (Includes Terry Carlson @ $13.58/hr); Dispatch $6547.98; Emergency Management $2067.50; Other Claims: Miner County Bank $6590.28, social security match, Wellmark, $28,895.81, health insurance match; SD Retirement System $4831.22, retirement match; Ron Krempges $9.00, Lanny Klinkhammer $9.00, Karen Beranek $163.69, Robert Calmus $87.32, Wallace Jacobson $46.62, SD Assn Co Highway Supts $80.00, Tess Wentworth $55.50, travel; Alltel $175.37, phone service; Audio Electronics Etc $155.00, Titan Machinery $2967.91, repairs; Butler Machinery Co $546.32, Campbell Supply $22.29, DakotaGas Propane $165.00, Decatur Electronics, Inc $160.00, Fastenal Co $66.42, Homestead Building Supply $15.78, Huron Culvert & Tank Co $1581.16, Kimball Midwest $420.88, Krug Products Inc $5.62, Office Peeps, Inc $190.62, Rusty’s Foodland $61.59, Safety Kleen Corp $171.83, SD Assn of Co Weed & Pest Bds $91.51, SD Federal Property Agency $10.00, Stamp Fulfillment Services $270.60, Tom’s Hardware Hank $104.25, Ultra, Inc $225.00, Wheelco Brake & Supply $370.30, supplies; Davison

County Jail $585.00, prisoner care; Patricia Hartsel, RPR $54.40; judicial transcripts; Horizon Health Care $45.00, SD Dept of Health Lab Service $35.00, blood alcohol; Donna Klinkhammer $60.00, ambulance in service; Miner County Pioneer $281.04, publishing; Miner County Treasurer $163.67, cash item-

postage; NW Energy & Comm $2355.40, gas service; P R Parent $210.84, court appointed atty; Gregory Protsch $900.00, office expense allowance; Servall Towel & Linen $56.42, rent; SD Dept of Transportation $1867.55, contracted maintenance; SDSU 4-H Office $170.00, leaders background check; Triotel Communications $171.53, 911 charges.

The meeting adjourned to March 15, 2011. Dated this 1st day of March, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 
February 15, 2011

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in adjourned session February 15, 2011, in the Miner County Courthouse. Members present: Pat Maroney, Heath Thompson, Voni Durant, Don Bowman and Roger Wentland. Absent: none . Chairman Thompson called the meeting to order.

Motion by Durant, seconded by Maroney and carried to approve the agenda as amended. The minutes of February 1st were approved.

Poor Relief case 11-02 was considered. Motion by Maroney, seconded by Durant and carried to approve poor relief case 11-02 payment to Howard City for utilities, $504.33 on behalf of applicant.

Commissioners reviewed the correspondence from the South Dakota Department of Agriculture Division of Wildland Fire Suppression. Motion by Bowman, seconded by Wentland and carried to authorize Miner County Commission chairperson, Heath Thompson and Miner County Emergency Management director, Bob Calmus as designated representatives authorized to request assistance.

Jerry Adler representing the Miner County Recreation Association requested funding for this association and for the Canova Summer Youth Recreation. Motion by Bowman, seconded by Durant and carried to grant $1200 to each of the associations.

Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges and various company representatives joined the meeting for the opening of annual highway supply bids.

Bids per ton for gravel crushing in the Skoglund pit were received as follows: Brownlee Construction, Inc. $3.49; Sterzinger Crushing $2.04; T.F. Luke & Sons, Inc. $3.00, Morris, Inc. $4.40; and Rechnagel Construction $1.60. It was moved by Maroney, seconded by Wentland and carried to award the bid for gravel crushing in 2011 to Rechnagel Construction.

The following bids are for a one-year period from April 1, 2011, through March 31, 2012.

Submitting bids for cutback asphalt and emulsion oil were Jebro Inc. MC 3000 $569.09/ton; Flint Hills Resources MC 3000 $596.57/ton. It was moved by Durant, seconded by Maroney, and carried to award the bid for cutback asphalt and emulsion oil to Jebro Inc.

The following firms submitted bids per ton for hot bituminous patch material: Asphalt Paving & Materials-Huron Plant Class D Type 1 recycled $55.00; Commercial Asphalt-Mitchell plant Class D Type 1 virgin $56.00, Class D Type 2 virgin $56, Class D Type 1 Recycled $56, Class D Type 2 Recycled $56, Class E Type 1 virgin $56, Class E Type 2 virgin $56, Class E Type 1 recycled $56, Class E Type 2 recycled $56; Spencer Plant Class D Type 1 virgin $54.00, Class D Type 2 virgin $54, Class D Type 1 Recycled $54, Class D Type 2 Recycled $54, Class E Type 1 virgin $54, Class E Type 2 virgin $54, Class E Type 1 recycled $54, Class E Type 2 recycled $54; Bowes Construction Class D Type 1 virgin $47.50, Class D Type 2 virgin $51.25, Class D Type 1 Recycled $46, Class E Type 1 virgin $47.50, Class E Type 2 virgin $51.25, Class E Type 1 recycled $46; Concrete Materials Sioux Falls

Plant Class E Type 1 virgin $48.50, Class E Type 2 virgin $51.95, Class E Type 1 recycled $46.40, Class E Type 2 recycled $47.20. It was moved by Maroney, seconded by Bowman and carried to award the bid to Commercial Asphalt and Bowes Construction using the most cost effective supplier based on the location of the work site.

Bids per ton on 7/16” quartzite chips were received as follows: Spencer Quarries $9.25/ton, trucking $.12/ton/mile. It was moved by Durant, seconded by Wentland and carried to award the bid for quartzite chips to Spencer Quarries.

Krempges reviewed equipment purchases, repairs and other highway matters.

Executive Director of 1st District of Local Governments Todd Kays presented an overview of the districts projects and funding sources for the 2010 year. Commissioners also questioned Kays as to other counties views on zoning and drainage.

Liz Squyer of Architecture Inc. presented a proposed order of operation for exploring the proposed addition of an elevator to the courthouse. Commissioners instructed Squyer to proceed with requesting a structural engineer to inspect the courthouse, obtain cost estimates for environmental and soil testing and for the site survey. Squyer will present information at the March 15th meeting.

Claims allowed: Alliance Communications $1054.83, Splitrock Properties $48.90, phone service; American Red Cross $343.00, Avera Home Medical Equipment $26.00, Butler machinery $1605.26, Dust-Tex Service $84.90, Fastenal Company $7.00, General Equipment & Supplies $1438.95, Howard Farmers Coop $22,126.43, Don Jensen $27.53, Krug Products $70.73, Light & Siren $231.03, Lyle Signs $2519.40, Mac’s Inc $45.00, McLeod’s Printing & Office Supply $140.51, Miner County Pioneer $30.00, Office Peeps, Inc $934.30, Puthoff Repair & Service $360.98, Rhomar Industries, Inc $933.12, Rusty’s Foodland $129.29, SDN Technologies, LLC $135.60, Spencer Quarries, Inc $4128.03, Sturdevant’s Auto Parts $207.88, Tom’s Hardware Hank $35.85, Ultra, Inc, $1047.00, Universal Services $152.10, Wheelco Brake & Supply $293.57, supplies; Karen Beranek $162.14, Don Bowman $85.10, Kings Inn Hotel $46.50, Lanny Klinkhammer $14.00, Patrick Maroney $34.78, SD Assn County Commissioners $550.00, Heath Thompson $74.40, travel; Butler Machinery $1025.00, General Equipment & Supplies $346.10, Howard Auto Clinic $54.40, Howard Farmers Coop $35.97, Office Peeps, Inc $853.89, SDN Technologies $315.00, Sioux Falls PC Pro $135.00, Sioux Falls Two Way Radio $94.94, Sturdevant’s Auto Parts $31.78, Tom’s Hardware Hank $34.44, Ultra, Inc $418.00, Vander Haag’s Inc $1410.92, Wheelco Brake & Supply $61.55, repairs; Lynne Calmus $45.00, blood alcohol; Canova Summer Youth Recreation $1200.00, Miner County Recreation $1200.00, recreation grants; Carthage Senior Citizens $48.00, senior citizens grant; SD Assn County Commissioners $1360.00, Poor Relief Fund; SD Assn County Comm $1337.65, judicial legal expense fund; deCastro Law Office $367.52, court appointed attorney; Erin Feldhaus $150.00, Ambulance In-Service Education; Howard City $504.39, poor relief living expense; Howard City $1787.15, utilities; Interlakes Community Action $416.38, outreach worker; Miner County Treasurer $104.81, cash item-supplies & postage; National Sheriff’s Assn $50.00, Qwest $94.66, Santel Communications $55.12, Splitrock Properties $314.90, Triotel Communications $167.53, 911 charges; Servall Towel & Linen $56.42, rent; Volunteers of America, Dakotas $330.00, juvenile detention; Xcel Energy $44.72, electric service.

The meeting adjourned to March 1, 2011. Dated this 15th day of February, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 
 
February 1, 2011

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in adjourned session February 1, 2011, in the Miner County Courthouse. Members present: Don Bowman, Pat Maroney, Roger Wentland and Heath Thompson. Absent: Voni Durant. Chairman Thompson called the meeting to order.

The Auditor’s account with the County Treasurer showed a January 31, 2011 balance of $3,859,850.36 in all state, county, civil, school, and trust accounts.

Motion by Bowman, seconded by Wentland and carried to approve the agenda as amended.

The minutes of the January 18th meeting were approved.

Director of Equalization Kay Hageman presented the following plat for consideration. Motion by Maroney and seconded by Bowman to adopt the following resolution.

RESOLUTION 11-7

BE IT RESOLVED that the plat described as TRACT 1 OF CLARK’S ADDITION IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SE ¼) OF SECTION TWELVE (12), TOWNSHIP ONE HUNDRED SIX (106) NORTH, RANGE FIFTY-SEVEN (57) WEST OF THE 5TH P.M. IN MINER COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, be approved and accepted by the Board of County Commissioners at its meeting of February 1, 2011 and the county Auditor is hereby instructed to endorse on such plat a copy of this resolution and to certify the same. Voting aye: Bowman, Wentland, Maroney and Thompson. Voting nay: none. Resolution adopted this 1st day of February, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

Hageman reviewed the current process for productivity method for ag valuations. Stating that the current taxes represent the 1st year for using this method and that ag valuations have increased approximately 10% due to the productivity method and for all prior adjustments being removed.

Thompson gave an update on the agreement with KTWB for transference of ownership of the tower located west of Hwy 25. The current lease of the land will need to be reviewed by Greg Protsch, Miner County State’s Attorney. Further review will take place at the February 15th meeting.

Highway Superintendent Ron Krempges requested that the following resolutions be adopted.

Motion by Bowman and seconded by Wentland that the following resolutions be adopted.

RESOLUTION 11-5

WHEREAS, seasonal climatic changes can be detrimental to our highways, and

WHEREAS, the Miner County Board of County Commissioners desires to protect existing Miner County Highways, ultimately saving tax dollars, and

WHEREAS, the Miner County Board of County Commissioners desire the enforcement of weight limitations on Miner County roads as set forth and posted by the Miner County Highway Superintendent.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE LIMITS ON Miner County Highways shall be set at 7 ton per axle/40 ton gross vehicle weight, with the exception of county road 17 (425th Ave.) from Carthage, south to SD Hwy 34 and County Road 22 (242nd St.) from Canova east to US Hwy 81 shall be 40 ton gross vehicle weight, during spring thaw period and when weight limit signs are in place. That the South Dakota Highway Patrol be and hereby is authorized and requested to enforce weight limitations on Miner County roads.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the penalty for the violation of the load restrictions shall be set forth in SDCL 32-22-55.

Voting aye: Maroney, Bowman, Wentland and Thompson. Voting nay: none. Resolution adopted this 1st day of February, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

RESOLUTION 11-6

WHEREAS, excessive loads can be detrimental to our highways, and

WHEREAS, the Miner County Board of Commissioners desires to protect existing Miner County highways, ultimately saving tax dollars and

WHEREAS, the Miner County Board of County Commissioners desires the enforcement of weight limitations on Miner County roads as set forth and posted by the Miner County Highway Superintendent;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the limits on Miner County highways shall be set with South

Dakota weight limitations with the exception of 425th Ave. (County road #17) between 220th St and 233rd St. (SD Hwy 34) and 421st Ave. (County Road #21) between 233rd St. (SD Hwy 34 and 244thSt. will be set as 40 ton gross weight for any vehicle or combination of vehicles. Seasonal spring thaw weight limitations will preside over such weight limitations when sign are in place and displayed.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT, the South Dakota Highway Patrol be and hereby is authorized and requested to enforce weight limitations on Miner County roads and that the penalty for the violation of the load restrictions shall be set forth in SDCL 32-22-55.

Voting aye: Maroney, Wentland, Bowman and Thompson. Voting nay: none. Resolution adopted this 1st day of February, 2011.

Heath Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

Krempges presented the Agreement to provide for the striping and continuing maintenance of county roads within Miner County submitted by the SD Dept of Transportation. Motion by Bowman, seconded by Wentland and carried to authorize Chairman Thompson to sign the agreement with the SD Dept of Transportation.

Highway equipment repairs and purchases were also discussed.

Claims allowed: Payroll by department: Commissioners $3533.25; Auditor $5245.60; Treasurer $5676.75; State's Attorney $3289.75; Custodian $2332.83; Director of Equalization $4052.46; Register of Deeds $4744.25; Veteran Service Office $711.00; Sheriff $9586.09; Contract Law Enforcement $3008.50; Public Health Office $1542.82; Ambulance $9835.92; WIC $72.50; Extension $2266.00; Weed $789.25; Highway $29,735.87; Dispatch $7785.64; Emergency Management $2067.50;

Other Claims: Miner County Bank $6824.71, social security match, Wellmark, $27,158.09, health insurance match; SD Retirement System $4659.23; retirement match; SD Dept of Revenue $1545.00, County Health Nurse payment; Erin Feldhaus $1194.00, Colleen Noid $164.00, Cathy Cavigielli $100.00, David Claussen $332.00, Barbara Genzlinger $495.00, Donna Klinkhammer $576.00, Lanny Klinkhammer $399.75, Holly Litterick $20.00, Rick Olson $308.00, Ashley Callies $1328.50, Kelli Smith $130.50, qtrly ambulance attendants: Mike Clary $10.00, Rob Eggert $10.00, Josh Esser $10.00, Tim Neises $10.00, Henry Rentschler $10.00, ambulance EVOV drivers; Lanny Klinkhammer $9.00, Mary Moe $24.00, travel; Alltel $231.66, telephone; Audio Electronics Etc $149.99, Builders Supply Co. $103.08, Butler Machinery $9016.25, Computer Software Assn $2300.00, Election Systems & Software $3264.00, Homestead Building Supply, $9.49, repairs; Audio Electronics Etc $100.00, Butler Machinery $945.07, Delta Supplies $565.92, Fastenal Co $4.50, General Equipment & Supplies $72.45, Homestead Building Supply $135.10, Kimball Midwest $313.51, Lanny Klinkhammer $10.00, LexisNexis Matthew Bender $209.28, Office Peeps, Inc $126.90, O’Keefe Imp $33.36, Pheasantland $32.00, Rafferty-Robbins Drug $2.78, Rusty’s Foodland $213.82, Sturdevant’s Auto Parts $8.59, Titan Machinery $77.38, Wheelco Brake & Supply $99.60, Zep Manufacturing Co $264.41, supplies; Davison County Jail $195.00, prisoner care; Lammers, Kleibacker & Brown $742.30, court appointed attorney; Miner County Pioneer $245.27, publishing; Mary Moe $130.24, Ramkota Hotel $308.00, travel; NW Energy & Comm $2340.73, gas service; Gregory Protsch $900.00, office expense allowance; Qwest $93.27, 911 charges; Maxine J. Risty Ct Reporting $159.10, court

transcripts; SD Continuing Legal Education $90.00, States Attorney expense; Servall Towel & Linen $56.42, rent; Volunteers of America, Dakotas $1100.00, juvenile detention.

The meeting adjourned to February 15, 2011. Dated this 1st day of February, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

 
 
January 18, 2011

The Miner County Board of Commissioners met in adjourned session January 18, 2011, in the Miner County Courthouse. Members present: Pat Maroney, Heath Thompson, Voni Durant and Roger Wentland. Absent: Don Bowman. Chairman Thompson called the meeting to order.

Motion by Maroney, seconded by Wentland and carried to approve the agenda as amended. The minutes of December 29th and January 4th were approved.

Poor Relief application 11-01 was reviewed. More information on this application will be considered at a future meeting.

The board adjourned as a board of commissioners and reconvened as a planning commission. Planning Chairman Maroney called the meeting to order. A hearing to consider an application from the Town of Canova for construction of an additional cell to the existing lagoon. Present for the hearing were Kay Hageman, Ted Haeder of First District of Local Govts., and Ron Miller of Canova Village.

Following consideration of oral and written testimony in support of the application, it was moved by Thompson, seconded by Durant and carried the Findings that follow be approved.

STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA) BEFORE THE MINER COUNTY

: SS BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT

COUNTY OF MINER )

IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF )

) FINDINGS

TOWN OF CANOVA FOR A CONDITIONAL USE )

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FINDINGS

I

That the applicant, Town of Canova has made an application for a conditional use for construction of an additional cell to the existing lagoon in SE ¼ 23-105-56, Canova Township, Miner County, South Dakota.

II

That the proposed use of said realty is specifically prohibited by the zoning ordinance without applicant first obtaining a conditional use, for which they have applied.

III

That upon said application, notice of hearing was given as required by the Miner County Zoning Ordinance by mailing to the adjoining landowners and by publication.

IV

That hearing upon said application was held on January 18, 2011 in the commission room of the Miner County Courthouse.

V

That the applicant, was represented by Mayor Ron Miller.

VI

That the following was also present: Ted Haeder of 1st District of Local Governments

VII

That a presentation in support of said conditional use and testimony on behalf of said conditional use was received at the hearing and no testimony in opposition to the granting of the conditional use was received at the hearing.

NOW, THEREFORE, that application, testimony at the hearing, and arguments of individuals at the hearing all having been considered, it is the FINDING of the Miner County Board of Adjustment that the application of the Town of Canova for a conditional use be approved for the following reasons:

1) That the Miner County Board of Adjustment is empowered under Section 505 of the Miner County Zoning Ordinance to grant with conditions the conditional use and that the granting of the conditional use will not adversely affect the public interest.

2) That the Miner County Board of Adjustment certifies compliance with the specific rules governing individual conditional uses.

3) That the Miner County Board of Adjustment is able to make the applicable findings required by Section 505, Subsection 5 of the ordinance, which are considered prerequisite to the granting of a conditional use.

VII

That the Board of Adjustment vote upon approval of such application was four in favor thereof and none opposed thereto.

It is, therefore, ORDERED that said application be approved.

Dated this 18th day of January, 2011.

Pat Maroney, Chairman

Miner County Board of Adjustment

Attest: Susan Connor, Secretary

The planning commission adjourned and returned to the board of commissioners.

Building committee member Maroney explained the process of continuing with exploring the costs of the elevator project for the courthouse. Motion by Wentland, seconded by Durant and carried to proceed with the elevator project by contracting with Architecture, Inc. for the schematic design & development phase of the project.

Chairman Thompson informed the board that employee reviews for the custodian, highway superintendent, director of equalization and emergency management director will be held at the next meeting on February 1st.

Commissioners also approved the dispatch budget funding revenue as presented by Sheriff Klinkhammer.

Sherri Matthews of Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield presented the health insurance renewal. Motion by Wentland, seconded by Maroney and carried to renew the current health insurance plan with the county paying 100% of the employee’s coverage and 70% of dependent coverage.

Highway superintendent Ron Krempges reported on the meeting he & commissioner Wentland attended with the SD DOT office of research concerning load limits. He presented information on truck configurations and damage caused by each configuration. Krempges is still proposing a 7 ton/axle with an 80,000 maximum for spring load limits on county oil roads. He also reviewed insurance claims for the truck and sander damaged earlier this season. Contact has been made with Gary Drewes of Hagen & Associates concerning the difference in the claim amount offered and the appraised value of the equipment. Drewes will work on the claim and assist with the evaluation of the appraised value of all other highway equipment. Krempges requested a level raise for Terry Carlson. Motion by Durant seconded by Wentland and carried to grant a level change from level 2 to level 3 for Terry Carlson.

Community Health Nurse Barb Esser presented her quarterly report. She made a request for a level increase for Gibi Page as CHN clerical assistant. Motion by Maroney, seconded by Wentland and carried to grant the level change from level 5 to level 6 for Gibi Page.

Commissioners approved the policy of charging $500 processing fee and $1 per page for information requested by retail companies for real estate valuations and records in the director of equalizations office.

Sheriff Klinkhammer joined the meeting to discuss the proposal of Independent Communications to transfer ownership of the tower currently used by the county for dispatching services. The estimate received for upgrades needed on the tower is approximately $5800. Further information concerning the lease of the land and other costs associated with the transfer of ownership will be reviewed at the next meeting.

Claims allowed: Avera Queen of Peace $51.40, drug testing; Children Care Corner $6000.00, grant; DeCastro Law office $560.40, Ericsson & Giles, Inc $800.00, Philip Parent $461.50, court appointed attorney; Voni Durant $29.60, John D. Haak $3.70, Wally Jacobson $9.62, Lanny Klinkhammer $10.08, Bruce Nelson $20.72, Dan Page $23.68, travel; Dust-Tex Service $127.26, James Valley Nursery $33.01, Mid-American Research $964.59, Office Peeps, Inc $3.96, Power Promotions $27.85, Schwaab, Inc $61.74, SDN Technologies $105.83, SDSU Dept of Animal & Range S. $375.00, SD Federal Property Agency $14.50, SDSU 4-H Office $165.00, Thomson West $244.00, Wheelco Brake & Supply $464.07, Howard Farmers Coop $5056.86, supplies; Dware, Inc $1300.00, Klinkhammer Plumbing $202.75, Sioux Falls Two Way Radio $164.98, repairs; Howard City $1537.54, Excel Energy $40.88, utilities; Interlakes Community Action $416.38, outreach worker, $8200.00, Senior Citizen bus grant; Denny Mentele $300.00, weed truck storage; Miner County Treasurer $220.57, cash item-postage & commissioners other; Minn Crime Prevention $45.00, SD Assn Co Highway Spts $195.00, SD Emergency Management Assn $30.00, Tri-State Emergency Mgt Assn $10.00, Glacial Lakes & Prairies $288.00, Midstates Organized Crime $100.00, dues; Gregory Protsch $900.00, office expense allowance; Santel Communications $55.12, Splitrock Properties $314.90, 911 charges; Servall Towel & Linen $67.86, rent; Splitrock Properties $48.90, phone service, Triotel Communications $173.53, 911charges; State Radio Communications $2250.00, teletype.

The meeting adjourned to February 1, 2011. Dated this 18th day of January, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

 
January 4, 2011

The Miner County Board of Commissioners held their reorganization meeting January 4, 2011, in the Miner County Courthouse. Members present: Heath Thompson, Pat Maroney, LaVonne Durant, Donald Bowman and Roger Wentland. Members absent: none.

County Auditor Susan Connor called the meeting to order. It was moved by Bowman seconded by Thompson and carried to approve the agenda as amended.

A motion was made by Maroney to change the compensation rate for all commissioners eliminating the pay scale in which the chairman and vice chairman receive higher compensation than all other commissioners. Motion died for lack of second.

Maroney made a request that before electing the chair and vice chairman that those elected to the two positions be required to attend all district meetings, commissioners’ spring workshop and the commissioners’ fall convention.

It was moved by Durant seconded by Bowman and carried to elect Heath Thompson as Chairman. Thompson took the chair.

It was moved by Bowman and seconded by Wentland to elect Voni Durant as Vice-chairman. Voting aye: Bowman, Wentland, Durant, & Thompson. Voting nay: Maroney. Motion carried.

The Auditor's Account with the County Treasurer showed a December 31, 2010, balance of $3,725,836.62 in all state, county, civil, school, and trust accounts.

The Miner County Pioneer was designated as official county newspaper, the Miner County Courthouse, Canova Community Hall, and Carthage Community Room as mortgage sale sites and the Miner County Bank at Howard, Miner County Bank at Canova, Farmers State Bank at Carthage, and the SD Public Funds Investment Trust as official depositories for the county for 2011.

The following appointments were made Lanny Klinkhammer, Jerry Johnson and Barb Esser to 3 year terms on the Ambulance Board. Members and the year their term expires are as follows:

Mike Connor (NE area) 1-1-12 Denise Gassman (SW area) 1-1-12

Kari Jo Carlson (SE area) 1-1-13 Valera Anderson (NW area) 1-1-13

Barb Genzlinger (EMT) 1-1-13 Lanny Klinkhammer (Law Enforcement) 1-1-14

Barb Esser (Medical) 1-1-14 Jerry Johnson (City) 1-1-14

The roster for 2011 for the Miner County Ambulance Service volunteer attendants and drivers is as follows: Angela Beyer, Ashley Callies, Cathy Cavigielli, Dave Claussen, Erin Feldhaus, Barb Genzlinger, Janet Haak, Donna Klinkhammer, Lanny Klinkhammer, Holly Litterick, Rick Olson, Kimberly Halverson, and Colleen Noid.. Ambulance drivers: Jerry Adler, Mike Clary, Rob Eggert, Pat Grassel, Steve Jacobson, Nathan Kizer, John Mengenhausen, Henry Rentschler, Ken Ruml, Mike Sebert, Josh Esser and Jerry Sprecher.

Connie Eliason was appointed to a five-year term on the Extension Board. Members and the year their terms expire are as follows:

Rita Nelson 1-1-13 Matt Connor 1-1-14 Mary Clark 1-1-15 Connie Eliason 1-1-16

Dan Page and Wally Jacobson were appointed to a three –year term on the Weed Board. Members, their year their terms expire and area represented are as follows:

Dan Page (SW Area) 1-1-14 Wally Jacobson (NE Area) 1-1-14

John Haak (SE Area) 1-1-12 Bruce Nelson (NW Area) 1-1-12

The following commissioners' appointments were made for 2011:

Entire board- Zoning, and Emergency Management Boards

Weed Board-Durant Dispatch Board/Law Enforcement-Thompson

Community Action Board-Maroney Legislative Representative-Maroney

Ambulance Board-Durant Farm-Thompson & Wentland

First District Board-Maroney Courthouse-Wentland & Thompson

Extension Board-Bowman Highway-Wentland & Bowman

Juvenile Detention Board-Durant Vermillion Watershed Dist.-Wentland

It was moved by Bowman and seconded by Durant to approve the following resolution.

RESOLUTION 11-1

WHEREAS, SDCL 12-15-11 provides that the Board of Commissioners shall by annual resolution at the first regular commission meeting establish the rate of compensation to be paid the judges and clerks of a necessary election;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the rate of compensation for judges and clerks for any county-wide election in 2011 be established at $150.00 for a general election, $150.00 for a primary or special election, and $25.00 for attendance of election schools.

Voting aye: Thompson, Bowman, Maroney, Durant and Wentland. Nay: none.

Resolution approved this 4th day of January, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

It was moved by Maroney and seconded by Wentland to pass the following resolution.

RESOLUTION 11-2

WHEREAS, SDCL 7-7-25 states that the Board of County Commissioners, by resolution, may authorize county officials to attend educational conferences, meetings, and conventions held and conducted within or without the state of South Dakota pertaining to the betterment and advancement of county government;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the county commissioners, highway superintendent, auditor, treasurer, register of deeds, state's attorney, sheriff, assessing officer, coroner, and veterans service officer be authorized to attend conferences, meetings, and conventions called for the purpose set forth in SDCL 7-7-25 and that the mileage and necessary expenses to attend such be allowed. This resolution shall be in force for fiscal year 2011.

Voting aye: Thompson, Bowman, Maroney, Durant and Wentland. Nay: none.

Resolution approved this 4th day of January, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman

Miner County Board of Commissioners

Attest: Susan Connor, Miner County Auditor

It was moved by Durant and seconded by Wentland to pass the following resolution. RESOLUTION 11-3

2011 SALARY RESOLUTION

BE IT RESOLVED that the following wage scale for Miner County employees be in effect for fiscal year 2011 (annual salary unless otherwise specified).

Commissioners-Chairman 9,123
Vice-chairman 8,661
Commissioners 8,205
Appointed boards 25.00/ meeting
Auditor, Susan Connor 42,435
Treasurer Debra Eggert, Register of Deeds
Karla Neises, Director of Equalization Kay Hageman 40,530
State's Attorney Gregory Protsch 39,477
Sheriff Lanny Klinkhammer 46,398
Deputy Sheriff Robert Eggert 38,961
Deputy Sheriff Mike Clary 31,935
Part-time law enforcement 14.64/hr.
911 Coordinator Cora Schwader 34,491
      plus a $1.00 per hour bonus for providing dispatcher training
Guards-Jenny Grendler, Amy Louise Klinkhammer 13.94/hr.
 
Dispatchers:
Level 1-Sarah Henrichs 13.57/hr.
Level 2- 13.80/hr.
Level 3-Randy, Schwader, Sara Rentschler, Mary Moe 14.06/hr.
Level 4-Sharon Kommes, Gibi Page, Janet Haak, Jerald Sprecher,
Jenny Grendler 14.28/hr
Level 5- 14.50/hr.
Level 6- 14.72/hr
Level 7- 14.94/hr
Level 8- 15.16/hr
    plus a $1.00 per hour bonus for providing dispatcher training
 
Full-time clerical:
Level 1 24,699
Level 2 25,116
Level 3- 25,590
Level 4- 25,989
Level 5- 26,391
Level 6-Diane Rentz 26,790
Level 7-Maria Feldhaus 27,192
Level 8-Pat Carmon 27,591
 
Part-time clerical:
Level 1- 13.57/hr.
Level 2- 13.80/hr.
Level 3-Bob Remacle 14.06/hr.
Level 4-, 14.28/hr.
Level 5- Cindy Foster, Gibi Page 14.50/hr.
Level 6- Deanne Krantz 14.72/hr
Level 7- 14.94/hr
Level 8- Helen Sprecher 15.16/hr
Temporary clerical 13.57/hr.

Custodian-Louise Rentschler, Henry Rentschler 13.80/hr.

Emergency Management Director-Robert Calmus 24,810

Veterans Service Officer-Terry Lee 8,532

Ambulance Manager-Cora Schwader 8,351

Ambulance EMT-Molly Steeneck, Jay Goldammer 23,169

Weed Supervisor-Robert Calmus 8,271

Highway Department:
Superintendent-Ron Krempges 46,098
Level 8- Joe Erpenbach, 15.16hr.
Level 7-Harvey Schrank, Donald Eppe, Edwin Meyer 14.66/hr.
Level 6-, Grant Stevens 14.24/hr.
Level 5- 14.03/hr.
Level 4- Arnum Blunt 13.80/hr.
Level 3- 13.58/hr.
Level 2-Terry Carlson, Darwin Callies 13.36/hr.
Level 1 12.57/hr.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that longevity pay based on $25.00 per year of employment be paid in November for 2011.

Approval of the rates charged for dispatching services was tabled by motion of Durant due to no rates presented by the Sheriff’s office. Consideration of rates will be held at the January 18th meeting.

Motion by Maroney, seconded by Bowman and carried to adopt the revised personnel handbook effective January 1, 2011. All employees will be provided a copy of the new handbook which is on file at the auditor’s office.

Motion by Wentland, seconded by Durant and carried to require all employees to receive their pay through direct deposit when all procedures have been implemented within the auditor’s office.

Director of Equalization Kay Hageman presented the following plat for consideration.

RESOLUTION 11-4

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of County Commissioners of Miner County, South Dakota, that the plat of TRACTS 1, 2, 3 and 4 of D. BRUTTY FIRST ADDITION IN THE SOUTH ½ OF SECTION 33, T 105 N, R 57 W OF THE 5TH P.M., MINER COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, which has been submitted for examination pursuant to law, is hereby approved and the County Auditor is hereby authorized and directed to endorse on such plat a copy of this Resolution and certify the same.

Voting aye: Bowman, Wentland, Maroney, Durant and Thompson. Resolution adopted this 4th day of January, 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman
Miner County Board of Commissioners
Attest: Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor

Highway superintendent Ron Krempges reported on future equipment and supplies bidding timelines. Other highway matters were also discussed.

Commissioners reviewed options for tower space to house the booster for dispatching services. Further information will be made available at the next meeting.

Claims allowed: Payroll by department: Commissioners $3463.50; Auditor $5167.98; Treasurer $5576.00; State's Attorney $3225.25; Custodian $2724.98; Director of Equalization $4739.84; Register of Deeds $5362.77; Veteran Service Office $953.96; Sheriff $ 9186.50; Contract Law Enforcement $2949.25; Public Health Office $1873.08; Ambulance $5312.21; WIC $120.62; Extension $2329.30; Weed $775.75; Highway $29,900.69; Dispatch $9772.80; Emergency Management $2027.25; Other Claims: Miner County Bank $6814.42, social security match, Wellmark, $26,765.65, health insurance match; SD Retirement System $5131.87; retirement match; SD Dept of Revenue $150.60, mentally ill patient care; Joe Erpenbach $9.00, Ron Krempges $9.00, travel; Alliance Communications $1148.40, Alltel $49.71, phone service; deCastro Law Office $1954.23, Voni Durant $14.80, travel; McLeod’s Printing & Office Supplies $207.23, Miner County Pioneer $284.68, publishing; SDAE 4-H 42.00, SD Assn of Weed & Pest $50.00, SD Assn Assessing Officers $55.00, SD Assn of County Officials $726.88, SD Assn Co Commissioners $903.76, SD Sheriffs Assn $436.52, dues.

The meeting adjourned to January 18, 2010.

Dated this 4th day of January 2011.

Heath A. Thompson, Chairman
Miner County Board of Commissioners
Attest: Susan R. Connor, Miner County Auditor
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